Is it any wonder the majority of people in France are pessimistic about the nation’s security situation, with six in ten saying they no longer feel safe anywhere according to an IFOP-FIDUCIAL poll?
A man shot dead at a Paris airport after grabbing a soldier’s gun was a “radicalised Muslim” on a terror watchlist, police say. The Muslim is believed to have shot at police officers during a road check in northern Paris on Saturday morning before heading to the airport.
One officer was hit in the face during the roadstop. The man then fled, threatening a motorist with a weapon to steal her car. (Standard)
And the response to all of this? We are constantly being told not hurt Muslim feelings, that we must import millions of Muslim migrants, and above all we must abridge our precious freedoms to sharia restrictions. Further we turn our prisons over to imams who convert violent, broken men to jihad. Prison have become hotbeds of jihad terror activity. This jihadi was “radicalized” in a French prison.
Terror suspect is shot dead at Paris Orly airport after snatching a soldier’s weapon and shooting at three police officers from a car just hours before Kate and William are due to meet terror victims
- Man snatched gun and fled into a shop at the south terminal, where he was shot
- Less than two hours earlier, it is believed he opened fire at three police officers
- Initial reports claim he had served time in prison for drug trafficking, where he was radicalized
- Witnesses recounted hearing ‘four or five’ shots, and the airport was evacuated
- It comes at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the French capital
Dave Burke For Mailonline and Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline, March 18, 2017:
A convicted criminal with links to radical Islam has been shot dead at Paris Orly airport after snatching a soldier’s gun and fleeing into a McDonald’s.
Less than two hours earlier, a female police officer had been shot in the head in a northern Paris suburb during a routine stop-and-search operation.
Police now believe the shooting in Stains, where three officers were shot at, was carried out by the 39-year-old man, who was later killed.
After fleeing the scene, the man stole a woman’s car at gunpoint.
Today’s incidents come as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Paris, where they have met with victims of terrorism.
The man killed at the airport had previously been jailed for drug trafficking and was radicalised in prison, according to reports in Paris.
He has not been formally identified, but was a homeless French national on the run from the authorities, according to police sources.
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the shootings.A picture purported to show the man who was shot dead at Paris Orly airport this morning after snatching a soldier’s gun
Travelers wait outside the Orly airport, south of Paris, which was evacuated this morning after a man was shot dead
The man opened fire on three police officers in Stains, in the north of Paris, at 6.55am. He fled in a Renault Clio, which was found in Vitry-sur-Seine, where a woman’s car was stolen at gunpoint. He was shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport at 8.30am
A man in a Renault Clio armed with a shotgun fired at police and fled shortly before 7am, and the vehicle was found in Vitry, in the south of the city, containing a bloody t-shirt.
The same man is believed to have grabbed the female soldier’s weapon at 8.30am at the airport, in the south of the French capital. He was shot dead by two of her colleagues.
Witnesses said he was pointing the weapon at soldiers when he was shot.
French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said the man shot dead at the airport is the same as the one who ‘is linked with car hijacking’ earlier in the morning in Paris suburb.
The man had previously served time in prison for armed robbery and drug trafficking, and had been radicalized in prison,Le Parisien reports.
Anti-terror police stormed the airport searching for possible accomplices and explosives, and authorities have warned the public to stay away. All flights to the airport have been diverted.
Passengers landing at Orly were kept on planes while the anti-terror operation is carried out.Passengers landing at Orly were kept on planes while the anti-terror operation was carried out
The airport was evacuated after the shooting, which happened at 8.30am today, less than two hours after the 39-year-old man had fired at three police officers on the opposite side of the cityExplosives experts are searching the airport for bombs amid fears the man may have had an accompliceThree police officers were shot at in the Paris suburb of Stains 90 minutes before the airport shooting
French TV network BFMTV reports that a man attempted to grab the weapon of a solider in the airport’s southern terminal. The solider opened fire, killing the attacker.
A witness identified only as Dominque told the network: ‘The soldiers took aim at the man, who in turn pointed the gun he had seized at the two soldiers.’
Another man says on BFM that there was a group of three soldiers targeted, and they tried to calm the man who seized the weapon. Then the man said he heard two gunshots.
French national police tweeted: ‘Ongoing police operation, we recommend that you avoid the airport.’
Passenger Isabelle Raynaud said she was not being allowed to leave her plane as a result of the operation.
She wrote on Twitter: ‘Stuck in the plane to #orly we are prevented from disembarking. There have been shots…’
Large teams of police have descended on the airport following the shooting at 8.30am todayPassengers recounted shots being fired within the terminal. Initial reports from the scene state that a man has been shot dead
The airport – the second largest serving the French capital – was evacuated, as anti-terrorist police flooded into the area.
A police source said the suspect had been killed by troops taking part in Operation Sentinelle, a security initiative that has been in place since 2015, and involves some 7000 soldiers.
‘It happened in the south terminal – it is being evacuated,’ said a source at the airport. ‘Passengers and staff are being moved out of the areas.’
France is currently under a state of emergency following a series of attacks by Islamic State and al-Qaeda operatives over the past two years.
Today’s incident comes on the second day of a visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Paris. They are currently staying at the British Ambassador’s residence by the British Embassy.
The Royal couple will attend the Invalides military monument later today to meet victims of terrorism.
Then they will attend this afternoon’s rugby international between France and Wales.