Orly attacker was known to French police
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says the man shot dead by security services at Orly airport in the south of Paris on Saturday morning was known to police.
France’s interior minister says the man had shot and wounded a police officer during a routine traffic stop north of the French capital earlier on Saturday.
Paris police have confirmed that this is Ziyed Ben Belgacem, the 39 year old French-born suspect in the Orly Airport attack pic.twitter.com/JltNqP6NPk— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) 18 mars 2017 “The man succeeded in wrestling a soldier to the ground and grabbing her weapon.
Security forces swept the area for bombs to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt.
The man’s father, brother and cousin have been taken into police custody, according to France’s BFM TV.