Mar 22, 2012, 04.26 AM IST
FRANCE-SHOOTING-ASSAULT:French police start assault in shooting suspect siege
Three loud blasts were heard at the site just before midnight, which blew open the door of the apartment where the gunman had been holed up since 3 a.m. (0200 GMT), a police source said.
"I confirm that the assault has started," a police source told Reuters. The deputy mayor of Toulouse Jean-Pierre Havrin confirmed that negotiations had ended and the assault had begun.
Police had been trying to get 24-year-old Mohamed Merah to turn himself over after he fired through the door at them while they tried to storm his apartment in the suburbs of Toulouse in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
(Reporting by John Irish and Jean Decotte; writing by Geert De Clercq; editing by Daniel Flynn)
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