French minister denies shooting suspect arrested

2012-03-21 16:12
Paris - French Interior Minister Claude Gueant denied on Wednesday that a gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al Qaeda has been arrested, a ministry spokesperson said.

"Claude Gueant denies the arrest of the main suspect," interior ministry spokesperson Pierre-Henry Brandet told Reuters.

Earlier, French television channels BFM TV and i-Tele had reported that the suspected killer had been arrested after a nearly 12-hour operation.

The suspect remains holed up in an apartment in Toulouse, surrounded by police.
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