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Man shot dead at Paris Orly airport for trying to seize gun from soldier

FILE PHOTO - A general view of Orly airport in Paris, File photo taken April 9, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

London: A man has been shot dead after allegedly attempting to seize a gun from a soldier at Paris Orly airport.

Citing French media reports, the Independent said the suspect made the attempt at the airport’s south terminal after targeting a counter-terror patrol.

The terminal was evacuated as security operations continued, with France’s National Police urging people not to cross the security perimeter.

The soldier was part of Operation Sentinel – a security initiative seeing troops deployed in combat uniforms around high profile sites including the Eiffel Tower since the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

France remains on high alert following a string of terror attacks directed and inspired by ISIS. (ANI)