PARIS – A man was shot dead at Orley airport Paris after he tried to grab a weapon, the interior ministry has confirmed.
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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.
— RT (@RT_com) March 18, 2017
Paris Orly Airport is France’s second-busiest airport, with international and domestic air traffic.