Shortly before the airport shooting a Muslim man travelling by car opened fire during a routine stop in Paris, and shot at policemen, wounding one officer in the head.
The man then fled on foot and carjacked a female motorist, threatening her with his weapon, which turned out to be a BB Gun. Police say that car was later found close to Orly Airport.
The terrorist held an BB pistol to a soldier’s head and used her as a human shield.
The gunman a ‘Radicalised Muslim’ then managed to snatch the female soldier’s assault rifle and shouted “I am here to die for Allah – there will be deaths”.
After the terrorist grabbed the assault rifle from the female soldier, police blasted the him three times and instantly kill him.
The Paris prosecutor confirmed that suspect was a “radicalized” man named Ziyed Ben Belgacem and he will be treating the attack as an act of terrorism.
The prosecutor added that three additional Muslim men are being held in custody. They are believed to be the gunman’s family.
A police spokesperson police source told Reuters the suspect was a “radicalized Muslim known to authorities”.