The suspect was arrested shortly after the attack. It was a fireman from the SDIS of Isère (Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours) [Municipal Fire and Emergency Service] who was called on to control the fire and explosion who "neutralised him with a lot of coursage and sang-froid" declared Bernard Cazeneuve.
This fireman, whose identity is, today, being kept secret to protect him, "proceeded to incapacitate" this individual, said the Minister of the Interior. Bernard Cazeneuve insisted on thanking him as well as his colleagues for the "promptness and efficiency of this intervention".
The Isère chief of police Jean-Paul Bonnetain, also emphasised the courage of the fireman: "the suspect defended himself, you can imagine and (the fireman) was slightly injured. But he took control of the situation and he was able to hand the individual in question over to the police."
Source"Help me protect the identity of this person," insisted the chief of police, "I believe his personal safety is at stake!".
What does it say about the state of Europe that the identity of a national hero who thwarts a terrorist attack has to be concealed for fear of reprisals from the Muslim fifth column?