Haaretz andÂ DPA
March 21, 2012
TOULOUSE – The prime suspect in the killings of three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwest France, earlier this week, who is being besieged by French police in a Toulouse house, has told police that he would turn himself in later on Wednesday, Interior Minister Claude Gueant said.
The man has said he would do so “in the afternoon,” Gueant told broadcaster BFM on Wednesday, but later on Wednesday the minister said that the suspect had cut contact with police.
Police began to evacuate the neighbors of the suspect, as the police siege continued.
The suspect’s name is Mohammed Merah, the AFP news agency reported, citing a source close to the investigation. According to the French interior minister, the suspect was followed for several years by France’s domestic intelligence service.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 4:09 am