A man has been shot and killed, after attempting to seize a soldier’s gun at Orly airport, in the French capital, Paris, with local authorities describing the situation as an ‘extremely serious incident’.
A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier’s weapon at Paris’s Orly airport, French officials say.
The 39-year-old was killed by the security forces after attacking a patrol in the airport’s south terminal.
The airport has now partially reopened after what the authorities described as an extremely serious incident.
The man was involved in a shooting north of Paris earlier on Saturday. He had been reported as radicalised in the past, and was a police watch-list.
A French official connected to the investigation confirmed local media reports identifying the man as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, a 39-year-old born in France.
He had a long criminal record including convictions for armed robbery, French media report.