A "radicalised Muslim" known to security services has been shot dead after attempting to steal a soldier's gun at Paris Orly Airport.
The 39-year-old French citizen, identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, shot at police officers manning a checkpoint in northern Paris with an "air pistol" before launching the airport attack, the French interior minister said.
During a visit to the airport, Bruno Le Roux said one officer was shot during the routine check and was undergoing hospital treatment for injuries to his face.
"The individual's identity is known to the police and intelligence services." Belgacem's father and brother have been detained for questioning.
According to French broadcaster BFMTV he had sent them a text reading: "I screwed up, I shot the police."
The car stopped in Stains was a Renault Clio, which was later abandoned for a Citroen Picasso hijacked at gunpoint in Vitry, where Belgacem also made threats in a local bar. The car was found at Orly airport.
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