• This picture taken on September 18, 2014 shows the control tower at Orly's airport, near Paris. French flag carrier Air France was forced to scrap around 60 percent of flights on September 18, as unions rejected a fresh offer to end a strike now in its fourth day. Pilots' union SNPL slapped down as "largely insufficient" an offer from Air France to limit the operations of its low-cost subsidiary Transavia France, whose planned expansion has sparked the strike.
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Man shot dead after trying to steal weapon from soldier at Paris’ Orly airport

The airport has been evacuated after shooting

A man has been shot dead at Paris Orly Airport after grabbing a counter-terrorism soldier’s gun.


The incident took place at the South Terminal and SWAT teams have been sent in. The airport has been evacuated.


The Police are warning the public to stay away.


The soldier was deployed as part of Operation Sentinelle.


There have been no reports of injuries.


The Police investigates the possibility of an accomplice but it seems he acted alone.

The motives of his attack are not known yet.