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French Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Man at Charles de Gaulle Airport

A knife-wielding man has been shot dead at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, METRO reports.

Police were called to the scene, an area near the airport’s 2F terminal, this morning.

Officers ‘neutralised’ the threat, the force posted on Twitter.

French radio station RTL reports that the man ‘showed signs of aggression.’

The broadcaster added: ‘Refusing to obey police orders, he then allegedly ran towards the police. 

‘A police officer then opened fire on the assailant , who was quickly taken care of by the emergency services. The man reportedly succumbed to his injuries.’  

A source said the man, shot by one police officer, was homeless and had threatened airport security staff and police.

‘This morning officers neutralised a threatening individual in possession of a knife at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport,’ the Paris police department wrote on Twitter.

A photographer who witnessed the scene said the ‘large’ man was ‘ordered to stop but kept advancing toward them, and an officer fired a single shot.’

Police had been contacted around 8.20am, local reports state.

No terrorism link is suspected.


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