Four floors to save a child. A young man climbed that distance to avoid falling into the void of a child hanging from the balcony of a building in Paris when he was alone in the house.
The ‘hero’ is an undocumented immigrant who arrived in the French capital from Mali, as indicated by the French authorities.
In the images, shared on social networks, the man climbs up the façade, from floor to floor, until he reaches the cornice from which the child hangs. Meanwhile, the witnesses follow the events with a lot of tension.
French President Emmanuel Macron has already announced that he will receive the young man this Monday to pay his respects and give him French nationality. He has also received congratulations from the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
Paris : à mains nues, un homme a escaladé la façade d’un immeuble du 18ᵉ arrondissement pour sauver un enfant de 4 ans suspendu dans le vide. Les parents de l’enfant n’étaient pas présents, une enquête a été ouverte, son père a été placé en garde à vue (LCI). pic.twitter.com/RpnehgPuCr
— Infos Françaises (@InfosFrancaises) 27 de mayo de 2018