Toulouse shooting: suspect identified

21 Mar 2012 by CST

French police have identified Mohammed Merah, a French national with alleged connections to al-Qaeda, as the prime suspect for the murder of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday. Merah is currently surrounded in his flat in Toulouse where he is armed and is refusing to surrender.

There is still currently no information indicating a threat to the UK Jewish community but CST is working with the police to ensure that there is an appropriate security presence at all Jewish schools.

CST requests all parents of children at Jewish schools to give school security personnel and staff your fullest cooperation and wherever possible volunteer to do security duty at your school.

Security Reminders for all Jewish buildings can be found on the CST website here.


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