THE DAILY 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 assault began at 4.45pm local time after a second team of armed police arrived from Marseille and were seen outside.
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.
After one hostage was released this afternoon, the armed man spoke to his sister during negotiations with the police but continues to hold three hostage[s].
The gunman insisted that he was motivated by "religious motivations" and had not carried out his attack with the motive of robbery or money. » | Bruno Waterfield | Wednesday, June 20, 2012