Transcript for Paris' Orly Airport gets partially shut down after shooting incident
The breaking news this morning look at the pictures. Out of Paris police out in force at the Orly airport and at the airport remains closed after a suspect managed to steal a wet and from a soldier guarding the airport that suspect was shot. And killed by security forces thousands of passengers forced to evacuate from the city's second largest airport picture show travelers walking on the highway nearby. And it's all happening at city and country already under a state of emergency after recent terror attacks we start here with ABC's Jennifer apple said. Who's covering the story from our London bureau good morning Jennifer. Dana Paula good morning a massive police operation is under way this morning. After a man grabbed the gun of a soldier on patrol in paris' Orly international airport. The assailant then running away from soldiers and hiding in an airport shop. He was shot dead by security forces but a friend sixteen followed with travelers and airport staff gleaming terminal it was evacuate. And by heavily armed police special forces who run the scene within minutes they escorted people to safety outside. No one else was injured but they are warning travelers to stay way from Orly airport until the police investigation is complete. Flights have been read directed to nearby Charles de Gaulle airport there's been no official comment on the suspects his identity or possible motive. But police are saying he acted alone there also confirming a shooting earlier this morning is linked to the airport incident. A motorist was pulled over and shot a police officer and fled his identity. Is known to French intelligence officers and the Paris prosecutor's office today confirming its anti terrorism section is now taking over this investigation. And Paula are ready amplifying the nerves have the French think you so much Jennifer for that reporting.
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