France: Mourners lay flowers outside Carcassonne Gendarmerie Nationale to honour killed officer

Mourners laid flowers outside Carcassonne's Gendarmerie Nationale on Saturday to honour French police officer Arnaud Beltrame who was killed after swapping himself for a hostage at a 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 took hostages at a Super U... Еще 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.» «It's a shame!» said Gilbert, a local who also has a son in the police. «We have to let them do their job,» he added. 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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