France shooting: Minister hails gendarme's 'heroism'

French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb has heaped praise upon a gendarme who swapped places with a hostage held by an Islamist gunman in a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France.

He described how quick thinking by the lieutenant-colonel helped bring the hostage crisis to an end. The officer is now in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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