France holds state funeral for police hero of Trèbes siege

29 March, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • A memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who died after offering himself in exchange for a woman being used as a human shield in an attack last week

In particular, he said, he recalled Arnaud Beltrame's "generous and heroic" gesture who gave his life to protect the lives of others.

France paid final tribute Wednesday to a gendarme who was killed in last Friday's terror attack after volunteering to switch places with a civilian hostage.

The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for France showed attendance to an early education or pre-school structure, for at least one year if not two, provided a strong foundation to support students through school later on. The morning of the attacks, she had posted a message on social media saying that unbelievers were promised to hell, Molins said. She denied "having been informed and associated with the deadly project of her boyfriend", Molins said during a news conference.

Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was brutally murdered by Radouane Lakdim, 26, after the fearless officer handed himself over to save a worker in the Super U supermarket in Trebes.

Although police managed to get Lakdim to let other shoppers leave, he kept one woman with him as a human shield.


Radouane Lakdim killed Mr Beltrame after the officer swapped himself out for a hostage. Molins said that several explosive devices were placed around the supermarket by Lakdim and the attacker threatened to set them off.

Mr Beltrame was killed inside the Super U supermarket in Trebes. Lakdim was born in Morocco in 1992 but went soon afterward to France with his family, and became a French citizen in 2004.

Lakdim, who had previous convictions for drug use and handling a banned weapon, had been on a list of suspected extremists since 2014 and was being monitored. But the prosecutor said the surveillance didn't detect any warning signs that he was going to commit a violent action or any intention to go to Iraq or Syria, Molins said.

His girlfriend, 18, who has been known to security services for at least a year, was placed under formal investigation on Tuesday, accused of "associating with terrorists preparing attacks", and remains in police custody. The second suspect was a "very good friend" of Lakdim and was under his religious influence, a witness told investigators. French media and opposition politicians have questioned how authorities let Lakdim slip through their net, after a string of attacks in recent years involving young men already on police radar.

Though a clampdown on spending had begun under previous Socialist president Francois Hollande, Macron's government claimed credit for the efforts since his election last May.

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