French minister; suspect kills himself in jump

JOHANNA DECORSE SARAH DiLORENZO Associated Press Published:

TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- The French interior minister says the suspect in a three-attack killing spree has died after jumping from his apartment window, arm in hand.

Claude Gueant says the suspect, who claims links to al-Qaida, jumped after police entered the apartment and found him holed up in the bathroom. Police and the suspect exchanged fire before Mohamed Merah died.