French Airport Evacuated Following Terror Attack

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Orly Airport – site of latest French Terror Attack

A radicalised Muslim on a crime watchlist shot a policewoman in the head at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport.

The gunman shouted: “I am here to die for Allah – there will be deaths”, before attempting to gun people down at Orly airport.

The man – known as Ziyed B – at one point threw down a bag containing a can of petrol, a Parisian prosecutor said.

He was initially stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city early on Saturday moirning, shooting a policewoman in the head.

He then held up a woman motorist at gunpoint, stealing her car and driving to Orly airport.

In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, making the statement about Allah.

He wrestled one of the soldiers to the floor, trying to take her gun.