Thursday, March 22, 2012

Toulouse Siege Day 2: Stretcher has arrived at the Scene of Raid in Toulouse



Explosions have been heard outside an apartment in Toulouse as French police try to pressure a gunman accused of killing seven people into ending a stand-off now in its second day.

Self-declared al Qaeda militant Mohammed Merah has been holed up in the ground floor property since the early hours of Wednesday.

Negotiations have continued all day but Merah reportedly said he would surrender at night "to be more discreet".

The series of blasts began at around midnight local time (11pm GMT) and have continued periodically throughout the night. It is being reported that police have been exploding charges to intimidate the suspect.

The deputy mayor of Toulouse had said an assault on the building had begun - a claim then denied by interior ministry official Pierre-Henry Brandet. Read More

UPDATE: Sky Sources say a Stretcher has arrived at the Scene of Raid in Toulouse