France: Montreuil honour fallen officer Beltrame with minute of silence

A minute of silence for French police officer Arnaud Beltrame was observed at the Palais des Congres Paris-Est in Montreuil on Saturday. Beltrame died as a result of injuries sustained after a hostage swap in Trebes supermarket a day earlier. On Friday, a gunman killed one person while stealing a vehicle from Carcassonne. The gunman then reportedly drove to the nearby town of Trebes, where he... Еще took hostages at a Super U store. Beltrame was among the officers who rushed to the scene when the attacker stormed the supermarket. The gunman, who has been identified as 26-year old Redouane Lakdim known for minor delinquencies, was shot dead after the police raided the supermarket. According to French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, the incident «appears to be a terrorist act.» The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack. An investigation has reportedly been launched by the anti-terrorist division of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Paris.

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