French prosecutors have dismissed any al-Qaeda connections to the gunman who took four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse today.
Prosecutor Michael Valet said the suspect, who claimed he was acting for religious reasons, had confused religious views:
We are dealing with someone who is suffering from a significant psychological disorder and that his actions are linked to that disorder.
We have an end that is as favourable as we could hope for, the four hostages were freed safe and sound, the hostage-taker is wounded, hospitalised in a Toulouse hospital at the moment.
His condition is not critical.