Radicalized Muslim Killed After Seizing Soldier's Gun At Paris Orly Airport In Terrorist Attack

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A man was shot dead by security forces after seizing a soldier's gun at Paris Orly airport on Saturday while in a separate incident a police officer was shot and injured north of the French capital, the French Interior Ministry said. 

The incident is being investigated as a terrorist attack

The airport has been shut down after what the authorities said was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. Witnesses told the AFP news agency that the airport was evacuated soon after the shooting. "We had queued up to check in for the Tel Aviv flight when we heard three or four shots nearby," Franck Lecam said.

A picture of the shooter, who was described by police sources to Reuters as a "radicalized Muslim", has emerged:

A bomb sweep took place at the airport to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt, but nothing was found, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told Reuters.

"The man succeeded in seizing the weapon of a soldier. He was quickly neutralized by the security forces," Brandet said.

“A police road check took place in Stains (northern Paris) this morning at 7am. It turned bad and the individual shot at the officers before fleeing,” he added.

A security operation is continuing at the airport with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Police say the dead man was not carrying any explosives. No one else was injured in the incident at 8.30am local time (7.30am GMT), which came little over an hour after shots were fired at police by an unknown gunman in a northern Paris suburb.

According to the Independent, a police source told Reuters the same man, described as a radicalised Muslim known to security services, carried out both attacks.

Police have warned people to stay away from the security cordon put in place and people intending to travel to Orly have been advised to make alternative arrangements as all flights in and out of the airport have been suspended. Officials say the man approached a group of soldiers patrolling the airport and made off with the gun into a shop. At that point shots were fired and the man was killed. His motivation is not yet known.

A police officer was also injured after being shot during a routine road check in an earlier incident in Stains, north of Paris. Brandet said it was not clear if the two incidents were linked, although French BFM and M6 television networks said it was the same individual.

It is reported that the shooter had been well-known to police, intelligence services.

According to BBC, police sources say the man was the same as one involved in an earlier incident in the northern suburbs of Paris, where a police officer was shot and injured during a vehicle check. The suspect then escaped in a vehicle. French media reports said that a car used by the suspect was later found abandoned at the airport.

The incidents come weeks before France holds presidential elections. The country remains on high alert after attacks by Islamic State militants killed scores of people in the last two years and a state of emergency is in place until at least the end of July.

Around 3,000 passengers were evacuated from the airport, the second busiest in the country. Flights were suspended from both terminals of the airport and some flights were diverted to Charles de Gaulle airport north of the capital, airport operator ADP said.

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Belrev's picture

“CNN Tonight,” network host Fareed Zakaria said President Donald Trump has succeeded by “bullshitting.”


Zakaria said, “I think the president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false. He has spent his whole life bullshitting. He has succeeded by bullshitting. He has gotten the presidency by bullshitting. It’s very hard to tell somebody at that point that bullshit doesn’t work because look at results. Right?  But that’s what he does. He sees something he doesn’t particularly care if it’s true or not. Just puts it out there and then he puts something else out. Notice again at the press conference, when pushed on it, does take responsibility. ‘I wasn’t saying that just quoting somebody else.’ When you have the White House press secretary quote somebody to prove a point, you’re endorsing that view.”

DingleBarryObummer's picture

I thought Trump was at odds with the CIA.  Why did he just give them authority to drone anybody and everybody?

froze25's picture

He did? I thought Obama did that with the NDAA? What did Trump do? Did he sign something? Got a link? In any case Congress could defunding the CIA and that would end it, the Dems could speak out about it?

DingleBarryObummer's picture


2 second search.  It's all over the place.  I don't know why dovish members of congress (on both sides of aisle) aren't speaking out about it.

I think the pentagon should handle such things, not the spooks.

stizazz's picture

They killed an innocent man and to cover their asses they CLASSIFY him as a RADICALIZED MUSLIM? Jeez!


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Mano-A-Mano (not verified) stizazz Mar 18, 2017 6:38 AM

See, they were waiting to board a flight to that demonic city Tel Aviv. The freaking Mossad's always there when these incidents occur.

Troy Ounce's picture


Expect many such attacks just before the elections. Wink wink

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Les Amish are completely radicalized and must be stopped.  Religious fundamentalism at its worst - I'm surprised they didn't serve scrapple to the entire building!

beemasters's picture

How was he so quickly identified as a "radicalized Muslim"??? Did they call the Radical Muslim Association Hotline to cross check the name? Hmmm...

beemasters's picture

I would have expected Milo to have something to say in support of Pedogate or Pizzagate investigations unless he was truly a pedo-apologist.

thatthingcanfly's picture

Come on. That Pizzagate stuff is as fake as global warming.

Just because we don't like the people involved doesn't mean we have to believe every kooky allegation some ignoramus radio talk show host comes up with.

Sweet Chicken's picture

Horseshit, Pizza/Pedo-gate is real. The pedophelia has been going on for decades and has only gotten worse as power has become more centralized. To deny the overwhelming evidence and "coincidences" is extremely naive.

jeff montanye's picture

certainly the podesta emails sound like code for something.  and the perp sketches of the kidnappers of that girl in spain are dead ringers for the podesta brothers.  if that latter is legit that alone should be all over the news.


Sweet Chicken's picture

It's so much deeper than Comet Pizza. To get a small glimpse into how prevalent this shit is watch the documentary "An Open Secret". While it only focuses on a few stories from Hollywood, it is clear that it is extremely common and our children are not safe.

An Open Secret

Save_America1st's picture

the term, "radicalized muslim" is overly redundant for the pc cry-babies

Yog Soggoth's picture

He's either dumb as a stump or one of them.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Xythras is back and he is a shameless spammer. Tylers, wtf? Are you even monitoring your site?

beemasters's picture

There was nothing that confirmed he was a "radicalized Muslim" but he was certainly a career criminal who could have been under some medication. He looked like he was wearing some kind of a business attire. Who labelled him "radicalized Muslim" and why? It's odd.

unsafe-space-time's picture

How many points above average was he/she radicalized?

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Luc X. Ifer Mar 18, 2017 9:02 AM

Pepe Le Pen 2017

jeff montanye's picture

this sort of thing can't possibly hurt her chances, i'd say.  but when will these euros see the eminence grise of israel in all europe's problems with muslims?  how can the apartheid zionist entity keep getting a pass from populists/nativists/antiglobalists?  the mossad/likud and the neocons/neolibs treat trump and le pen like they are the enemy but trump and le pen keep on watching "exodus" and cheering.

NotApplicable's picture

They are cheering successful application of the activation energy required to ignite WWIII.

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hope_talk (not verified) Mano-A-Mano Mar 18, 2017 6:57 AM

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Handful of Dust's picture

Cant be a tearrist. Must be a "mentally deranged yute"..."lone woof"...."no connections to isis " despite yelling alloo akhbar while attacking the man.

847328_3527's picture

Lowrenta Lynch needs to send in her team of peeples to investigatre why the airport police used excessive force against this man who could have been Obama's son. Obvious discrimination and rayciss shooting a tearrorist like that.

amadeus39's picture

If he was a human being, how can he be innocent? We are all guilty!


shovelhead's picture

That sounds pretty snowflaky to me.

I haven't shot up an airport in ages, so count me out.

shamus001's picture

Leave it to a Muzzie to bring NOTHING to a gunfight!

There used to be an old Americana adage that said: "Leave it to a Mexican to bring a knife to a gunfight!"

BUT HELL! THESE GUYS ARE SHOWING UP EMPTY HANDED! (except wishlist in their pockets)

(crying) "Mommy! waaaah! I wanna be a bad guy!!!...NONONO! I really,really wanna be a bad guy now!"


unsafe-space-time's picture

Too bad Osama("Praise be to the holy martyr of akbar"?) isn't there to teach the art of hijacking. 

Ignatius's picture

Notice the fuzzy, low quality photo of the dead terrorist.  That could be my brother and I wouldn't know.  For all the money they spend on security they sure buy some shitty cameras, unless of course, they are choosing crummy cameras for a deceptive, theatrical reason.

Sweet Chicken's picture

No doubt.

This story doesn't pass the smell test. Someone please suggest a scenario where a man who shot at police earlier in the day, who used same firearm to carjack a car to escape, would then later need to wrestle three air force personnel for a weapon?

Where did the gun he had earlier go?

jeff montanye's picture

he had to leave it on the back seat of his rented car in airport parking, muhammed atta style?  just a guess.

adeptish's picture

I thought the same thing.

Also, he escapes in a car, in Paris?

Just like the charlie hebdo "shooters".

Don't the gendarmerie have patrol cars or helicopters?


adeptish's picture

From the Daily Mail

"A source said: 'The Clio was found abandoned some thirty kilometres away with the man's identity papers and a bloodied T shirt. The man had hijacked a Citroen Picasso and made for Orly.'


nmewn's picture

Give that man a US visa!!!

Oh wait, he's dead for some reason.

Well now look what they've done, they've made orphans of his children and a widow of his poor wife. Clearly we should give them all visa's and let them come here so they can get on SNAP!

But lets run it by some leftwing judge first to see if its "constitutional" ;-)

Handful of Dust's picture

No doubt he'll try to move his case to the 9th Circus where they welcome tearrists.

waterwitch's picture

Register him to vote as a Democrat!

nmewn's picture

Speaking of ethically challenged & morally corrupt dimz, after a year of complete denial, lies & obfuscation...former DNC Chair Donna Brazile has found where she misplaced her ethical & moral compass...lol...

"Then in October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. I had been working behind the scenes to add more town hall events and debates to the primary calendar, and I helped ensure those events included diverse moderators and addressed topics vital to minority communities. My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret."

...well, sort of.

The emails went to the Hillary campaign Mzzz Brazile and not to Bernie's...did they not? ;-)

fajensen's picture

To kiss and make up? Restore Normality? Make USA Special and Great again? Keep the dims happy, quiet and content in the knowledge that millions of USD are being spent every week on murdering poor people and destroying their pathetic chattel so that "America can be Safe(tm)", rather than wasting a single dime on people inside of the US?

In my personal opinion, Donald Trump just didn't want to be bothered with all the paperwork and drone footage! 

DingleBarryObummer's picture

Blowing up innocent children with drones is just going to cause them to become more radicalized and perpetuate this "war," but maybe that is the point.


War is Peace

Honest Sam's picture


What politician could eat nails and not shit corkscrews??

So what??  The american people and the human beans all over the so-called democratic multiverse have been voting for tens of thousands of bullshitters since Eve gave Adam the apple and told him to eat it or no nookie tonight.

How on earth is Zakaria able to get away with stating the screechingly obvious fact of politics??? Why isn't anyone standing up to his bullshit and setting the story straight??

Zak, kindly posit even one no bullshit politician in the current or past political universe who hasn't lied thru his teeth to get where he/she/it is today?

I'll wait...........................

hannah's picture

Fareed Zakaria should know about shit...he looks like a little turd on the street in dubai....