Hayat Boumeddiene Suspect – Photo: France pursues female suspect after deadly siege

Hayat Boumeddiene Suspect - Photo: France pursues female suspect after deadly siege

One of the main suspects is Hayat Boumediene, a woman on the run and closely related to the attacker who killed four hostages at a supermarket in Paris.

The whereabouts of Hayat Boumeddiene are unknown after police named her as an “armed and dangerous” suspect. She was reported to be Coulibaly’s accomplice during the shooting of a female police officer on Thursday.

Hayat Boumeddiene is believed to be of Algerian descent but changed her name to make it appear more French and reportedly worked as a cashier before being radicalised.

She and Coulibaly are believed to have married in a religious ceremony in 2009, which is not recognised in French law.

The 26-year-old reportedly lived in his apartment while he was in prison for his part in a plot to help Paris metro bomber Smain Ait Ali Belkacem escape.

During that time, he is believed to have met Cherif Kouachi. Both men and possibly Boumeddiene were avid followers of extremist Djamel Beghal.

According to Le Monde, Boumeddiene said she and Coulibaly practised firing crossbows together in the countryside while on holiday visiting Beghal, who claims to have met Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan to plan a suicide bombing.

The newspaper published a series of 2010 pictures showing her pointing the weapon at a camera while wearing a full-face veil, which is banned in France.