Man shot dead after seizing soldier's gun at Paris airport

Reuters | Published: 16:03, Mar 18,2017

 
 
Paris Orly airport

Police with bomb disposal equipment are now combing the airport.--AFP photo

Security forces shot dead a man who seized a soldier's gun at Paris Orly airport on Saturday and a police officer was shot and injured in a separate incident north of the French capital, the French interior ministry said.

A bomb sweep was under way at the airport to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt, interior ministry spokeman Pierre-Henry Brandet told FranceInfo. 

 

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