'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

In an interview with CNN-affiliate BFM TV Monday, French prosecutor Francois Molins said the four-year-old's father had gone out shopping, leaving the child at home alone, and started to play the video game once he left the shop.

The boy's mother was not in Paris at the time as she was with family members in France's Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.

His ongoing story with French President Macron and the positions that he's been offered likely won't die down for a while now, but it won't be known what'll happen to the 4-year-old child's father until he goes to court in September.

The video shows neighbors on an adjoining balcony struggling to pull the child to safety.

Gassama, 22, also was offered a job with the Paris firefighters brigade, the report said.

Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian migrant "Spiderman" who saved a child hanging off a balcony by scaling an apartment block with his bare hands, received French residency on Tuesday, a first step towards citizenship promised by President Emmanuel Macron.

"I ran. I crossed the street to save him", Gassama said, the AP said.

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"I just climbed up and thank God, God helped me". Paris Mayor Annie Hidalgo wrote on Twitter that she spoke with the 22-year-old and that, quote, "He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here in France".

"Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child", a fire service spokesman said.

The French president is toughening the nation's approach to immigration, and stressed that not all who make the treacherous journey to Europe can be welcomed, but that Gassama's actions were admirable.

With Mr Gassama who saved a child's life on Saturday by climbing 4 floors with his bare hands.

"He took a long time to return home because he had chose to play the smartphone game Pokémon Go when he left the store", he said. The boy's mother was reportedly not in Paris at the time. "The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that's it", he added. "I have also invited him to apply for citizenship".

The special treatment for Mr Gassama comes as authorities prepare to evacuate some 2,400 migrants from makeshift encampments in the French capital.

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