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French hero, who himself swapped for hostages, wife, gets national accolade

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PARIS – There comes a national accolade for the agent who was killed in the hostage crisis in the supermarket in the French Lower. That the French president has Emmanuel Macron announced.

Arnaud Beltrame

The agent Arnaud Beltrame (45) voluntarily took the place of a mesmerised woman in the shop and was later shot by the IS-terrorist Radouane Lakdim. The policeman was seriously wounded brought to the hospital, where he died Saturday from his injuries.

Macron calls the agent a true hero. The French president speaks of ’extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice’. “He deserves respect and admiration of the entire nation.”

A date for the tribute has not been established. According to French media would, in the course of next week.

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