French police detain Toulouse hostage taker

French police have arrested a man who took hostages in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse, two police sources said.

The man, who had claimed to be a member of al Qaeda, was arrested after police launched an assault in which he was injured.

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[En direct] Selon un syndicat de police, le forcené de Toulouse aurait été maîtrisé. http://t.co/7lHTnUv9

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Toulouse hostage crisis arrest

French police have arrested a man who took hostages in a bank in Toulouse on Wednesday. In March, an al-Qaeda-inspired gunman shot dead three soldiers, a rabbi and three Jewish children in the French city.