Police sources say man killed by soldier was earlier involved in incident north of French capital in which policeman was shot and injured

Police sources say man killed by soldier was earlier involved in incident north of French capital in which policeman was shot and injured

Anti-terror officials have launched an investigation after a man reportedly known to the security services shot a police officer in northern Paris before travelling across the city to Orly airport, where he was killed following an altercation with another officer.

The attacker was said to be a radicalised Muslim who appeared on a security watch list, police sources told Reuters. The anti-terrorism prosecutor in France later confirmed an inquiry had been opened into the incident on Saturday morning.

The man was shot after he tried to grab a soldier’s weapon at the airport. Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said: “A man took a weapon from a soldier then hid in a shop in the airport before being shot dead by security forces.”

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Source By https://www.theguardian.com

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