When armed gunmen took hostages in separate location in France, some people responded with miraculous courage and quick instincts: from an employee texting police beneath a sink to a father who hid his son in the fridge and so saved his life.
Friday’s events played out at two separate locations. The first one was inside a printing works in Dammartin-en-Goele, 50 kilometers from Paris, where the shooters in the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Cherif and Said Kouachi, were found.
The Kouachi brothers were surrounded and reportedly opened machine gun fire at police. One hostage was believed to be taken by the suspects – 26-year-old Lilian, an employee at the printers.
Lilian hid “under a sink in the canteen” upstairs and the gunman had no idea he was there. He managed to tip the police off with some valuable “tactical info such as his location inside the premises,” a source told AFP.
“I hid on the first floor. I think they killed everyone. Tell the police to intervene,” he texted his father Le Figaro reported.
After security forces stormed the building, killing both gunmen, Lilian was taken to police headquarters, where he was quickly reunited with his family. The courageous employee was “shocked” but “OK”, media said.
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