WEB EXTRA: Paris Mayor Gives ‘Spiderman’ Hero Award


PARIS, France — Mamoudou Gassama, an illegal immigrant from Mali, who scaled the facade of a Paris apartment block to save a boy who was about to fall from a fourth-floor balcony, received a medal of honor from the city of Paris.

On Tuesday, May 29, he received an official residency permit, the first step towards citizenship. President Macron also proposed that Gassama join the French fire service.

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