Police: Gunman Likely Had No al-Qaida Ties

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- Prosecutors in Toulouse, France are waving off French media reports that a gunman who took four bank employees hostage had ties to al-Qaida.
French police stormed the bank today and captured the gunman, who claimed he was acting for religious reasons.
The incident jarred a nation still reeling from a terrorist shooting rampage that killed seven earlier this year in the same region.
The hostages in Toulouse were released unharmed, while the suspect was hospitalized with two bullet wounds in the left hand and the left thigh -- neither of which is life-threatening.
A prosecutor says indications are that the gunman has "considerable psychological problems."


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