Arnaud Beltrame, the agent that Friday, out of free will, the place of a hostage, took over during the hostage crisis in the French Lower, died. That report French media. He is the fourth fatal victim of the attack.
The 45-year-old lieutenant-colonel of the police of France was one of the first on the spot when the incident in Trèbes. In the negotiations with gijzelnemer Radouane Lakdim, the agent immediately volunteered to take the place of a hostage, in the hope that way with danger for his own life other people to be able to save.
According to some French sources suggest the offender by that exchange even more victims have been released. While the agent in the store was, he had his cell phone turned on, so that his colleagues outside could follow what is all happening.
Around 14.45 hours, the police raided the supermarket. At that moment, heard the crowd numerous shots. The offender did not come alive from the store, but also the police officer got it for him. Hastily, the man was using a helicopter transported to the hospital of Carcassonne. There he is last night has died, report several French media.
Beltrame held an important position in the police department of Aude and led ever the corps of Sud-Manche, and d’Avranches, between August 2010 and July 2014. In december, the man is still part of a antiterreuroefening in Carcassone, where a mass murder in a grocery store was simulated.
What is the motive of the 26-year-old offender Radouane Lakdim was, is not yet known. According to the witnesses, he would ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great, ed.) and ‘I will kill you all” are called. Lakdim demanded the release of Salah Abdeslam, the most important, still-living suspect for the attacks in Paris in november 2015. IS claimed the attack on.