Several days after a terrorist attack was thwarted at the Paris Orly Airport, Associated Press news agency published security footage from the scene.
Several days ago, a suspect was shot and eliminated at the Paris Orly Airport after attempting to steal a gun from an airport soldier. Today (Monday), Associated Press news agency published the security footage from the scene where the terrorist can be seen charging the soldier from behind and trying to grab her weapon.
In the footage, the terrorist can be seen walking and carrying bags. After identifying the soldier, he puts down the bags and charges her from behind, taking her as hostage. As the man walks with her across the hall, security forces open fire and eliminate the terrorist.
The airport was evacuated and flights were rerouted to other airports in Paris. At first, it was suspected that this could have been an attempted terror attack against Israelis. However, the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry explained that the check-in counter for flights to Israel is relatively far from where the incident occurred.
French police forces confirmed that the eliminated suspect was a fugitive that they had been chasing after since the morning and that no explosives were found on him.