PARIS – France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has granted French citizenship to an Algerian-born man who helped save dozens of people at the Bataclan concert hall during the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.
The 35-year-old man, known only as Didi, was raised in France and worked as a security guard at the Bataclan.
He was outside the concert hall when the attack started, but rushed inside to open a back door and help people escape.
His "cool-headedness and courage saved lives," the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that announced his citizenship.
He requested that his full name and photo not be publicly disclosed.
The attacks carried out by Islamic extremists at a stadium, concert hall, cafes and bars left 130 dead.