Toulouse siege over as gunman wounded and hostages freed
From The Telegraph
A gunman holding up a bank in Toulouse has been wounded by police and the final hostages have been freed, according to reports. Local reports said three gunshots were fired, the gunman was injured and the hostages were freed.
The man, aged 26, named locally as "Boumaza", has been described as a schizophrenic by the local authorities but has told police that he is a member of al-Qaeda.
The gunman insisted that he was motivated by "religious motivations" and had not carried out his attack with the motive of robbery or money.
The sister of the hostage taker told local media that “my brother is enraged”. “He was placed in Ddass (care of the social services) when he was little, has the rage and is afraid of the outside world,” she said.
Posted on 06/20/2012 12:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax