News 19 march — 12:16

Man killed after seizing soldier's gun

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A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier's weapon at Paris's Orly airport, French officials say, BBVC reports.

The 39-year-old was killed by the security forces after attacking a patrol in the airport's south terminal.

The airport has now partially reopened after what the authorities described as an extremely serious incident.

The man was involved in a shooting north of Paris earlier on Saturday. He had been reported as radicalised in the past, and was a police watch-list.

He had a long criminal record including convictions for armed robbery, French media report.

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