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Hayat Boumeddiene: Suspect in Deadly Grocery Store Standoff Sought

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By    |   Friday, 09 Jan 2015 05:00 PM

Authorities in Paris are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of the suspect in the death of a French policewoman. Police say she also had a part in the grocery store standoff that ended Friday and left four hostages dead.

Boumeddiene, 26, is the girlfriend of Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday in Paris when police stormed a kosher grocery store where the couple had holed up with hostages. Coulibaly was suspected of having ties to the Kouachi brothers, suspects in the Charlie Hebdo magazine shooting that killed 12 people.

Police sources told the BBC that Coulibaly and Boumeddiene threatened to kill hostages if the brothers weren’t released.

Four of the hostages were killed at the kosher grocery store, although it was unclear Friday whether they died when the police stormed the store or beforehand.

It is suspected Boumeddiene escaped in the confusion as the police swarmed into the store.

In a separate standoff, brothers Cherif Kouachei and Said Kouachi were killed Friday after police stormed a printing press where the two were holding hostages. Although there were injuries in that incident, no hostages were killed.



Police said Boumeddiene is considered “armed and dangerous.” 

It was believed Boumeddiene and Coulibaly had been a couple since 2010, The Independent said. She apparently lived in his apartment while he was serving time for plotting to free Smain Ait Ali Belkacem, the man who planned to bomb the Paris American embassy, from prison.

Boumeddienne and Coulibably allegedly visited the jihadist training camp that Belkacem set up in central France, The Independent said.

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