Suspect besieged in France dies after police raid

Suspect besieged in France dies after police raid

Toulouse : France | Mar 22, 2012 at 4:53 AM PDT
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The police siege in the city of Toulouse on Thursdayended with the death of the suspect in the murder of seven people in the region, the second confirmed Interior Minister of France, Claude Guéant.

The police entered the apartment where MohammedMerah, 23, was under siege since the early hours ofWednesday morning.

According to Guéant, the decision to invade the building was taken after the loss of contact with the suspectsince the night before.

The police raided the apartment would have receivedthe shots. Guéant said Merah would have jumpedthrough a window of the apartment with a gun in his hand, and was found dead on the floor.

Three policemen have been wounded in action.

Merah is suspect in the attack that killed three childrenand a rabbi in a Jewish school in Toulouse on Mondayand the death of three soldiers in two attacks in the region last week.

According to Guéant, the police threw grenades into the apartment and entered through the door and the windows shortly after 10:30 am (6:30 GMT).

After a scan on the spot, they found hiding in the bathroom Merah. He would go out shooting with various weapons and would have jumped out the window while continuing to shoot.
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The mother of Mohamed Merah, the besieged gunman suspected of shooting dead seven people, covers her head as she arrives at police headquarters in Toulouse
The mother of Mohamed Merah, the besieged gunman suspected of shooting dead seven people, covers her head as she arrives at police headquarters in Toulouse
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