A suspect in a string of dramatic shooting incidents in France is surrounded by police in an apartment in the city of Toulouse. Police plan to storm the apartment building if the supposed gunman doesn't surrender.
The suspect has been identified as Mohammed Merah, a 24-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin. He's believed to be responsible for several fatal attacks over the last 10 days.
Last week, three French soldiers were killed in two separate incidents. Two days ago, a rabbi and three children were killed Monday when a man on a motorcycle opened fire with two handguns outside a Jewish school. Hundreds of French police descended on the suspect's hideout in Toulouse on Wednesday, but as of yet have not drawn him out, despite hours of gun-fighting and negotiations.
Merah apparently traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past and was reportedly under surveillance by French authorities.
Eleanor Beardsley, NPR's Paris correspondent