VIDEO: Suspect in French shootings dies after police raid

French anti-terror police raided an apartment beloning to Mohammed Merah Thursday morning about noon, Toulouse time. Merah responded violently and was killed in the attack. (Photo from CBC video.)

The man suspected in the killing of seven people in Toulouse, France, including three children and a rabbi outside a Jewish school, is dead after a 32-hour standoff between him and police.

Police forces had launched a raid on the early hours of Wednesday morning, but encountered stiff resistance from the man, Mohammed Merah, and withdrew to wait him out after two of their own were "lightly" injured. After 32 hours, including an eight hour stretch when police said they had no contact with the man, police launched a second raid.

According to the BBC, the special police unit was met by a fusillade of gunfire, in which at least two more police officers were wounded. Reporters on the scene reported hearing a steady stream of automatic gunfire that eventually ended. At that point, the BBC said, Merah jumped out of a window. He was found dead a short time later.

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