French police plan to storm building - report

2012-03-21 15:18

Toulouse - An official says French police plan to storm an apartment building shortly if a gunman suspected in seven killings and claiming allegiance to al-Qaeda doesn't surrender.

Cedric Delage, regional secretary for a police union, said the suspect has promised to turn himself into police by 14:30 p.m. (13:30 GMT).

Delage says if that doesn't happen, police will force their way in to try to take him by force.

Hundreds of riot police are surrounding the building in the southwestern city of Toulouse.

They launched a raid well before dawn and a gunfight erupted, wounding three officers. They have been negotiating with the gunman for hours.

The gunman is suspected of killing three Jewish children, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in recent days.

  • Mark - 2012-03-21 15:31

    If he does not blow his own brains out, then kill him.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-21 15:38

    I hope he surrenders-his death canthen be made more painful!

  • Mark - 2012-03-21 16:44

    This idiot has probably set up booby-traps that will kill some of the police officers when they storm the building.

  • Jaba - 2012-03-21 16:52

    No, don't kill him! He killed both French Jews & Muslims. He should be Killed using Sharia Law - stoned to death! I hear this form of death is by far the most gruesome. Let his own people take care of him - its the best way to educate anyone else in the community who might have seen this guy as a hero.

  • Johann - 2012-03-21 19:24

    Threehundred policemen surrounding him? How many would it have been in SA?

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