Paris airport attacker was a violent jailbird: Prosecutor

Paris airport attacker was a violent jailbird: Prosecutor An autopsy on the man shot dead after attacking French soldiers at Paris’s Orly airport is expected to establish whether he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time. Ziyed Ben Belgacem shouted that he was ready to “die for Allah” during

RFI

Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah

ORLY, France (AP) — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her

WDBJ7

‘My son was no terrorist’: Airport attacker’s father

The father of the French man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier said on Sunday his son was “not a terrorist” and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs. “My son was not a terrorist. He never prayed and he drank. This

The Local France

As it happened: Paris Orly airport attacker was ‘radicalised’, say French authorities

An investigation will begin into the shooting of a man who attacked security forces at Paris Orly airport on Saturday, to determine whether he “had a terrorist plot behind him” said French President François Hollande. The Paris Prosecutor’s office said

FRANCE 24

France’s defense a key issue for country’s next president

PARIS (AP) ” France’s presidential election campaign is taking note of an attack on a military patrol at Paris’ Orly Airport by a suspected Islamic extremist who was shot dead by soldiers. Most notably, the party of far-right National Front candidate

New Zealand Herald

Orly shooting: French police question relatives of gunman

A riot police officer patrols inside Orly airport, south of Paris, as flights resume yesterday. Photo / AP. Police are questioning relatives of a man shot dead by soldiers at a Paris airport as they sought clues about why he tried to seize an assault

New Zealand Herald

Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier’s gun

French security forces have shot dead a gunman as he attacked a patrol at Orly airport south of Paris. Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed after putting a gun to a female soldier’s head saying he wanted to “die for Allah”, officials say. Earlier on Saturday

BBC News

Airport attacker shouted ‘I am here to die for Allah. There will be deaths’ — prosecutor

French authorities are treating the attack at Orly airport as a terrorist incident, and have placed three people in custody. The Paris prosecutor says that the attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, shouted Islamic slogans, before being fatally shot by security

RT

Father of French airport attacker says drink, drugs to blame

The father of the man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier insisted Sunday that his son was “not a terrorist” and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs. 20 Mar 2017 – 7:46 AM UPDATED 31 MINS AGO …

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Paris airport attacker was a violent jailbird: Prosecutor

A police officer at the attacker’s apartment in the multi-ethnic Paris suburb of Garges-les- Gonesse. Officers found cocaine in the residence. Ziyed Ben Belgacem had nine entries on his criminal record and was under judicial monitoring.PHOTO: AGENCE …

The Straits Times

William and Kate shrug off Paris terror with charm offensive

The shadow of terrorism fell over a visit to Paris by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday. A shooting at Orly airport on Saturday prompted tightened security shortly before the royal duo were due to meet victims of the November 2015 attacks on

The Australian

Man shot dead at Paris’ Orly Airport after trying to take soldier’s gun

France’s Orly airport is evacuated and the flights are suspended after a man seizing a soldier’s gun is shot dead. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. Security forces shot dead a man who tried to seize a soldier’s gun at Paris’ Orly Airport on Saturday, forcing

Stuff.co.nz

Autopsy to learn if Paris airport attacker was drunk or high

According to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, the attacker – Ziyed Ben Belgacem – made a reference to Allah as he held an air pistol to the head of a female soldier at Paris Orly airport on Saturday. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. French officials were …

Stuff.co.nz

Airport shooting reignites security debate before French election

PARIS, March 19 (Reuters) – Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues about why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront of France’s

Daily Mail