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Gunman killed at Paris airport, said he wanted to die for Allah

ORLY, France — Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, a French prosecutor said. Two colleagues on her patrol shot and killed the man before he could fire the military-grade weapon in the busy airport terminal. The attack forced the airport’s terminals to shut down and evacuate, sent passengers and workers fleeing in panic, and trapped hundreds of others aboard flights that had just landed. Stopped first by police in Paris’ northern suburbs early Saturday morning for driving too fast and without lights in a small Renault, the 39-year-old Frenchman opened fire with a revolver loaded with bird shot, injuring an officer in the face, authorities said. [...] in another car stolen at gunpoint, he parked at Orly. According to soldiers, the attacker yelled: Put down your weapons!

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