Photo taken on March 18, 2017 shows the highway entrance to Orly Airport in Paris, France. A man was shot dead after trying to seize the weapon from a soldier at Orly Airport Saturday morning and no victim is reported, confirmed the French Interior Ministry. (Xinhua/Han Bing)
PARIS, March 18 (Xinhua) -- A man was shot dead after seizing a weapon from a soldier at Orly Airport Saturday morning and no passengers were injured, confirmed the French Interior Ministry.
At about 8:30 a.m. local time (0730 GMT), the man seized a weapon from a solider of Sentinelle operation at Orly south terminal and hid in a nearby airport shop, before being shot dead by the security forces, Interior Ministry spokesperson Pierre-Henry Brandet told AFP.
No explosive was found during the clearance operation, confirmed the Ministry. About 3,000 passengers were evacuated from Orly south terminal and air traffic was suspended at both the south and west terminals as operations continued.
Meanwhile in another development, local television channel BFMTV reported that at about 6:55 a.m. (0555 GMT) Saturday morning, a man shot at three police agents when they were trying to control his car at Stains, north of the Paris region, and then fled.
The event is possibly linked to the suspect at Orly airport, according to the police.
French national police urged the passengers to respect safety rules and avoid the airport area at their tweeter account.