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Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier's gun Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier's gun
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A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier's weapon at Paris's Orly airport, French officials say. French security forces have shot dead a man as he was trying to grab a soldier's gun at Paris's Orly airport.
The man, named as "Ziyed B", was killed by security forces after attacking a patrol in the airport's south terminal. Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed after attacking a patrol saying he wanted to "die for Allah", officials say.
Earlier on Saturday he had been involved in a shooting and then a carjacking in the Paris area. Earlier on Saturday the 39-year-old had been involved in a shooting and then a carjacking in the Paris area.
Prosecutors have opened an anti-terror investigation. Ziyed B had been reported as radicalised in the past, and was on a police watch-list. Prosecutors have opened a terror investigation. Ben Belgacem had been reported as radicalised in the past, and was on a police watch-list.
He had a long criminal record including convictions for armed robbery, French media report.He had a long criminal record including convictions for armed robbery, French media report.
The attack comes at a sensitive time. France has presidential elections starting next month and remains under a state of emergency.The attack comes at a sensitive time. France has presidential elections starting next month and remains under a state of emergency.
The soldiers at Orly were part of Operation Sentinel - involving thousands of soldiers deployed to provide back-up to the police after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015 and the Paris attacks of November 2015.The soldiers at Orly were part of Operation Sentinel - involving thousands of soldiers deployed to provide back-up to the police after the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015 and the Paris attacks of November 2015.
The sequence of eventsThe sequence of events
Early on Saturday morning, the suspect was stopped at a checkpoint in Garges-les-Gonesse, north of Paris, where he reportedly lives. Early on Saturday morning, Ben Belgacem was stopped at a checkpoint in Garges-les-Gonesse, north of Paris, where he lives.
He fired at police with a pellet gun before escaping in a car that was later found abandoned.He fired at police with a pellet gun before escaping in a car that was later found abandoned.
Police say he then stole a car at gunpoint from a woman at Vitry, south of Paris. That car was later found at Orly airport.Police say he then stole a car at gunpoint from a woman at Vitry, south of Paris. That car was later found at Orly airport.
At the airport the man approached a military patrol. He tried to seize a weapon from a female soldier "in an extremely violent attack", an army spokesman said. Ben Belgacem arrived at the airport carrying a container of fuel and approached the military patrol saying: "I'm here to die for Allah. In any case people are going to die," Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters.
She managed to keep hold of the gun, and two other soldiers opened fire on the attacker, killing him. He then tried to seize a weapon from a female soldier before being shot dead by two other soldiers.
The attacker's motivation is not yet known. His home has been searched and his father and brother taken into custody - which is standard procedure in suspected terror attacks. A lighter, a packet of cigarettes, a copy of the Koran and 750 euros ($790; £650) in cash were found on his body, Mr Molins added.
Cocaine was later discovered at his home. His father and brother taken into custody - which is standard procedure in suspected terror attacks.
A security operation took place at the airport with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices.A security operation took place at the airport with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices.
Travel disruptionTravel disruption
Orly - located 13km (8 miles) south of Paris - is the capital's second-largest airport.Orly - located 13km (8 miles) south of Paris - is the capital's second-largest airport.
Both the west and the south terminals were closed during the security operation. An estimated 3,000 passengers were evacuated.Both the west and the south terminals were closed during the security operation. An estimated 3,000 passengers were evacuated.
Many flights were suspended, with some arrivals diverted to Charles de Gaulle airport.Many flights were suspended, with some arrivals diverted to Charles de Gaulle airport.
But the terminals reopened later in the day and normal flight operations were said to be resuming.But the terminals reopened later in the day and normal flight operations were said to be resuming.
Terrified witnessesTerrified witnesses
Ellie Guttetter, 18, from the US said: "We were sitting in Hall Three when all of a sudden people started running and telling us to run with them.Ellie Guttetter, 18, from the US said: "We were sitting in Hall Three when all of a sudden people started running and telling us to run with them.
"The people running were passengers and flight attendants. It was pretty chaotic and everyone was panicking - it was scary.""The people running were passengers and flight attendants. It was pretty chaotic and everyone was panicking - it was scary."
Another eyewitness, Meredith Dixon, described seeing panicked airline personnel, with no security or police personnel to usher people outside the airport complex.Another eyewitness, Meredith Dixon, described seeing panicked airline personnel, with no security or police personnel to usher people outside the airport complex.
"It was complete chaos," she told the BBC."It was complete chaos," she told the BBC.
"There were no alarms. No overhead announcements. No organised evacuation. People just began running.""There were no alarms. No overhead announcements. No organised evacuation. People just began running."
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