PARIS – A man was shot dead at Orley airport Paris after he tried to grab a weapon, the interior ministry has confirmed.

The incident happened at around 8.30 AM, stirring panic among the commuters gathered to board their respective flights.

According to interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet, a man took a weapon from a soldier then hid in a shop in the airport before being shot dead by security forces.

Fortunately, no one was wounded in the incident and French authorities cleared the airport after an extensive checkup.

Paris Orly Airport is France’s second-busiest airport, with international and domestic air traffic.