Police have arrested a second person believed to be linked to the attack in Trèbes, France which led to the death of four people, and the terrorist himself, a judicial source said.
According to radio FranceInfo, the attacker's girlfriend, 18, was arrested earlier. Investigators found 3 homemade explosive devices, handgun, knife inside the attacked supermarket.
The French gendarme who swapped placed with a hostage in the supermarket siege crisis has died of his wounds, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced earlier.
Le Lieutenant-colonel Arnaud Beltrame qui avait choisi de se proposer comme otage pour sauver une femme des mains du terroriste est décédé dans la nuit. Sincères pensées pour la famille et les proches de ce héros. 🙏🏼🌹#Trèbes pic.twitter.com/e2D4y2E5kZ— VraiBuzz (@VraiBuzz) March 24, 2018
Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, 45, rushed with a group of officers to the scene in the Super U, after the attacker, who claimed allegiance to Daesh*, stormed the supermarket and fired at shoppers and staff.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia