Report: 'Al-Qaeda militant' releases hostage in France

A self-proclaimed al-Qaeda militant who seized four people in a bank in Toulouse, France, has released one of the hostages, French police have told the BBC.

Officials said the man demanded money from the bank but when they refused, he fired a shot and hostages were taken.

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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.