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Sunday, January 11, 2015

#HNNTerror #Paris Muslim worker Lassana Bathily at Jewish store hid customers in cold freezer #HNNImpact

Lassana Bathily, 24, originally from Mali in west Africa, ushered customers into the cold store at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes

A Muslim shop assistant has been hailed a hero after saving at least six people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer at the Jewish grocery store where an Islamist gunmen made his final stand.

Lassana Bathily, 24, originally from Mali in west Africa, ushered customers into the cold store at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes on Friday, where Ahmedi Couibaly had taken a number of people hostage.

The siege ended when police raided the shop, shooting him dead. Four hostages also died.

However, the toll might have been much worse were it not for the quick thinking of Mr Bathily.

"I went down to the freezer, I opened the door, there were several people who went in with me. I turned off the light and the freezer," he told the French TV station BFMTV.

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