Paris Orly Airport Attacker Vowed to 'Die for Allah', Says Prosecutor
From France 24:
Troops at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday shot dead a man who tried to grab a female soldier's weapon saying he was ready to die for Allah, triggering a major security alert that caused travel chaos.
The incident comes as France remains on high alert following a series of jihadist attacks that have claimed more than 230 lives since January 2015.
Prosecutors said they had opened an anti-terror investigation.
"Put your weapons down. I'm here to die for Allah. In any case people are going to die," the man told three patrolling soldiers, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters late Saturday, giving an account of the attack. A cousin of the attacker was also detained, as well as his father and brother, he added.