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Man shot dead at Paris airport after taking soldier's gun: Officials

By Ians

Paris, March 18: Paris' Orly airport has been evacuated after a man was shot dead as he tried to seize a solider's gun.

According to ITV, the French Interior Ministry confirmed a man had been killed after approaching the counter-terrorism soldier. No one else was injured in the incident.

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Passengers claimed on Twitter that they had heard gunshots and hostages had been taken.

However, the police have not confirmed why they have been called to the international airport south of Paris, reported the Mirror.

A police spokesman said on Twitter: "Ongoing police operation. Do not cross the security perimeter, follow the instructions."

One passenger wrote on Twitter that shots had been fired in the south terminal.


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