24 Mar 2018

French police officer who swapped places with hostage dies in hospital

The French police officer involved in yesterday’s supermarket siege has died.

Arnaud Beltrame was shot after he voluntarily swapped places with a hostage, being held by a terrorist gunman, in an attack near Carcassone in the south of France.

French President Emmanuel Macron praised the officer’s exceptional courage and called him a hero. Harry Smith reports.