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French Police Kill Man after Grabbing Soldier's Gun in Orly Airport

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Paris, March 18 (QNA) – A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport’s southern terminal, the French Interior Ministry said in a statement. 
Officials said that the man approached a group of soldiers patrolling the airport and made off with the gun into a shop. At that point shots were fired and the man was killed. His motivation is not yet known. No one was wounded in the incident
The airport has been shut down after what the authorities said was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. 
A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Orly Airport, located 13km (8 miles) south of Paris, is the capital’s second largest airport. 
Meanwhile a police officer was shot and injured during a vehicle check in the northern suburbs of Paris. The suspect then escaped in a vehicle. Police have not confirmed if the incident was linked to the incident at Orly, but French media reports said that a car used by the suspect was later found abandoned at the airport. (QNA)

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