Paris, Jan 10:After a nail-biting 2 days chase, the French Police was finally able to kill the suspects, but at the cost of several injuries and deaths. But what was commendable was the way the hostages at the supermarket handled the situation.
From a father who hid his kid in the refrigerator, bundled in his coat to an employee sending tactical messages to the security forces to track the location of the terrorists, the situation was completely under control of the hostages.
In fact, the man who texted helped the police standing outside with crucial information as he heard the suspects talking among themselves and planning their next move. The man later informed the police that the men were heavily loaded with arms, which included Molotov cocktails and loaded rocket-launcher. The suspect brothers had taken the store manager hostage, but later released him as he helped Said Kouachi with his neck wound.
There were five people hidden in a refrigerator, including a toddler. Ilan, the toddler's grandmother realised that they must be hiding and that it would be risky if she tried to call her son. So, she handed over her son's number to the police so that they could track their location.
According to the prosecutor, this may have contributed to the survival when police finally stormed the store and kill Coulibaly.