Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The serial shooter who killed seven people in France was preparing to strike again on Wednesday, President Nicolas Sarkozy told officials from a Jewish organization.
Sarkozy said that the gunman “was planning to kill this morning,” Nicole Yardeni of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions told the BFM broadcaster in a telephone interview after meeting with the president.
Sarkozy did not mention who the target would have been, Yardeni said. The news agency AFP reported that it was planned to be a soldier, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the investigation.
According to several media outlets, explosives have been found in a car belonging to the brother of the suspected shooter, who has been holed up in a stand-off with police since the early morning hours of Wednesday in the city of Toulouse.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:13 am