Man shot dead at Paris airport after trying to seize soldier's gun 4 years ago

Man shot dead at Paris airport after trying to seize soldier's gun

Police are investigating whether the incident is 'terror' related.

A man has been shot at Orly airport in Paris after grabbing a soldier's gun, French officials have confirmed. He was killed by security forces in a shop in the airport's southern terminal. No civilians were hurt during the incident.

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The airport has been shut down and passengers on arriving aircraft are not being allowed to disembark. There is a search for any potential accomplices, and bomb disposal experts have been called to ensure the man was not wearing an explosive belt.

Reports suggest the man approached a group of soldiers patrolling the airport, seized the gun and ran into a shop. Shots were then fired and the man was killed. His motivation is not yet known.