Video of suspected Islamic extremist attacking soldier at Paris airport released

— Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at ‘ Orly airport shows a caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.

The Associated Press has obtained security footage of Saturday’s attack, which caused panic and shut down the French capital’s second-biggest airport. It shows the attacker grabbing the around the shoulders as her companion patrols slightly ahead. The attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was shot dead within three minutes during a standoff with the companion and another .

The footage shows him trying to wrestle away the first gun, but he was killed before he could fire the weapon.

Dead Paris attacker

Authorities say Belgacem, a 39-year-old Frenchman, had a long criminal record of drug and robbery offences. No one was injured at the airport.


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