The Paris Orly airport shooting suspect is a “radicalised Muslim” known to intelligence services, according to a terror police source.
Paris Orly airport was placed on lockdown after a man was shot dead inside the terminal after he was linked to the shootings of three police officers earlier in the day.
A police source said: “A police road check took place in Stains (northern Paris) this morning at 0700. It turned bad and the individual shot at the officers before fleeing.
“This same man – a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system – then took a Famas (assault weapon) from a soldier at Orly’s southern terminal … before being shot dead by a soldier.
Reports say three policemen were shot at from a car in the Northern Paris suburb of Stains during a road check.
The driver was stopped by officers just before 7am local time, and opened fire while pretending to retrieve his identity papers. One officer suffered a wound to her head but was said to be only “lightly injured”.