BREAKING: Man Shot Dead at Paris Orly Airport After Snatching a Soldier’s Weapon & Fleeing to a ShopPosted: March 18, 2017
- Man snatched gun and fled into a shop at the south terminal, where he was shot
- It happened after a police officer was shot in a northern Paris suburb
- Witnesses recounted hearing ‘four or five’ shots, and the airport was evacuated
- It comes at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the French capital
A man has been shot dead at Paris Orly airport after taking a soldier’s gun and fleeing into a shop, taking aim at soldiers.
Less than two hours earlier, three police officers were shot at in a suburb in northern Paris by a gunman during a routine stop-and-search operation.
Police now believe the shooting in the northern Paris suburb of Stains, which left one officer injured, was carried out by the man who was later killed.
Today’s incidents come as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Paris, where they will later meet victims of terrorism.
A man in a Renault Clio armed with a shotgun fired at police and fled shortly before 7am, and the vehicle was found in Vitry, in the south of the city, containing a bloody t-shirt.
The same man is believed to have grabbed the soldier’s weapon at 8.30am at the airport, in the south of the French capital.
Anti-terror police stormed the airport searching for possible accomplices and explosives, and authorities have warned the public to stay away. All flights to the airport have been diverted.
Passengers landing at Orly were kept on planes while the anti-terror operation is carried out. … (read more)
Source: Daily Mail Online