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Orly airport has been evacuated after a man was shot dead after he allegedly tried to grab a soldier's firearm.
A soldier fired at the man who was then detained by security forces, as police did a sweep of the airport in search of potential accomplices or explosives.
The man was later pronounced dead, AFP and BFM TV reported.
Passengers wrote on Twitter that they had heard gunshots in the south terminal on Saturday morning and police were carrying out a security operation as they were told to flee.
A police spokesman wrote on Twitter: "Ongoing police operation. Do not cross the security perimeter, follow the instructions."
France's interior minister confirmed the shooting, which is a separate incident.
The shooting happened in the north of Paris during a road check.
At Paris Orly Airport, in the south of the city, a man was shot by a soldier after he tried to snatch his weapon.
The man lunged at the soldier, then ran and hid in McDonald's.
A soldier shot the man, and he was later pronounced dead.
The latest shootings come a month after a similar incident at the Louvre Museum.
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The 39-year-old suspected attacker killed at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday after trying to wrestle away a soldier’s weapon had already crossed authorities’ radar for suspected Islamic extremism.
Paris prosecutors said the suspect's house was among scores searched in November 2015 in the immediate aftermath of ISIS-led suicide bomb-and-gun attacks that killed 130 people in Paris. Those searches targeted people with suspected radical leanings.
The alleged attacker said that he was there "to die for Allah" and dropped a bag on the floor containing a can of gasoline, according to prosecutors.
A witness identified only as Dominque told BFM television: "The soldiers took aim at the man, who in turn pointed the gun he had seized at the two soldiers."