Mamoudou Gassama - updates

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Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama to face court

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The 4-year-old's father, who has not been named, faces a potential criminal conviction for leaving the child unattended in their sixth-floor apartment, popping out to buy groceries

France's 'Spiderman' joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

May 29, 2018 - 9:52 PM

Video footage of Mamoudou Gassama scaling 4 storeys of the building with his bare hands sends the young man to global fame, and earns him the promise of citizenship from French President Emmanuel Macron

REWARD. Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama (center) flanked by his older brother (right) holds his temporary residence permit after receiving it at the Prefecture of Bobigny, northeast of Paris on May 29, 2018. Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Migrant 'Spiderman' who saved child praised by France's Macron

May 29, 2018 - 8:23 AM

But several aid groups accuse President Emmanuel Macron of 'political exploitation,' 'hypocrisy,' and covering up a harsh policy towards migrants

'SPIDERMAN.' French President Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Mamoudou Gassama, 22, from Mali, at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, on May, 28, 2018. Photo by Thibault Camus/Pool/AFP

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

May 28, 2018 - 6:37 AM

Film of the rescue shows Gassama, 22, pulling himself up from balcony to balcony with his bare hands as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the child by leaning across from a neighboring balcony