Brave Malian immigrant in Paris rescues child hanging from balcony by scaling three storeys

An undocumented immigrant from Mali has been hailed as the “Spiderman of Paris” after he scaled three storeys of a building to rescue a child hanging from a balcony.

L to R: French President Emmanuel Macron with Mamoudou Gassama. [Photo: AFP / Thibault Camus]
Shortly after his heroism, Mamoudou Gassama, 22, was granted French citizenship and a job as a fireman when he met with the French President Emmanuel Macron at Élysée Palace.

President Macron also gave Gassama a medal for an act of “bravery and devotion”, signed by the police prefect and declaring the French Republic’s gratitude.


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