‘Attacker shot dead at Paris Orly airport’

French soldiers shot dead a man at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday after he tried to grab a weapon, BFM TV reported.

The airport was evacuated following the incident, the television channel said.

French police confirmed that a security operation was in progress at the airport, south of the capital.

A bomb sweep was under way at the airport to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt, Interior Ministry spokeman Pierre-Henry Brandet told FranceInfo.

In a separate incident, a police officer was shot and injured north of the French capital, the French Interior Ministry said.

source: Reuters