Muslim employee praised for hiding customers from Paris supermarket gunman

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Lassana Bathily ushered about 15 people into basement room and turned off power and lights after the gunman burst into kosher supermarket.

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As the authorities in France worked on Saturday to piece together the sequence of events at a kosher supermarket in Paris where a gunman and four hostages were killed on Friday, there was an outpouring of praise online for a young employee credited with saving the lives of some customers by hiding them in a cold-storage room, reports The New York Times.