Saturday, 18 March 2017
Paris Orly airport evacuated after shooting

I'll take this from Sky News as they seem to be updating the situation the most frequently.

A man has been shot dead at Paris Orly airport after grabbing a counter-terrorism soldier's gun and running into a restaurant.

The airport has been evacuated after the incident at the south terminal and swat teams have been sent in.

Police are warning the public to stay away while the bomb squad searches the terminal to check the man was not wearing an explosive belt and had not planted any devices.

After snatching the weapon, the man ran into a McDonald's restaurant at the airport before being shot dead by a border patrol officer.

Police are currently investigating whether the attacker was the same man who shot at three police officers, injuring one, at a road check at Stains, north of Paris, earlier this morning. Officers say the incidents are linked.

The officer suffered a wound to her head but was said to be only "lightly injured".

The man, stole two cars to make his getaway, one was found abandoned at Vitry, containing a bloodied t-shirt, and the second was later found abandoned at Orly airport.

The soldier was part of Operation Sentinelle - the deployment of armed military on the French streets in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris.


Posted on 03/18/2017 4:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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