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Man who attempted to seize soldiers gun at Paris airport gunned down



Man who attempted to seize soldiers gun at Paris airport gunned down

A man who wrestled a female soldier to the ground in an attempt to take her weapon, was shot dead at the Paris Orly airport in France triggering major security alert.

According to French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian the incident happened after the same man shot and wounded a police officer during a routine police check in the city of Paris.

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The interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told Reuters that the busy Orly airport south of Paris was evacuated and security forces swept the area for bombs to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt, but nothing was found on him.

“The man succeeded in seizing the weapon of a soldier. He was quickly neutralised by the security forces,” Brandet said.

Police sources described the suspect who is described as a radicalised Muslim but did not identify him by name also informed that the man was known to police and intelligence services.

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