French police on Wednesday captured a gunman who allegedly took four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse, claiming he had links to al Qaeda. The hostages were freed unharmed. The unidentified man told negotiators he was acting for "religious reasons," not for money, according to a local prosecutor. The seven-hour siege took place in the neighborhood where an Islamist gunmen, Mohamed Merah, allegedly killed seven people, including three at a Jewish school, in March.
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