BREAKING: ‘I am here to die for Allah’ Paris Airport attacker revealed as terrorist
THE Paris Orly Airport attacker shouted ‘I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths’ as he attempted to steal a soldier’s gun before being shot.
By ALIX CULBERTSON
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
French-born national Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead after he attempted to snatch a military policewoman’s gun inside the French capital’s main airport this morning, at about 8.30am.
The Paris prosecutor revealed in a press conference this evening, as he grabbed the gun, he shouted: “I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths.”
They upgraded their investigation from a criminal one to a terrorist attack as they revealed three people are being held in police custody.
Earlier in the day the 39-year-old had shot at police at a roadside check point in the Saint Denis suburb of Paris just before.
Police chased his black Renault Clio car before he dumped it and he later stole another car which he drove to Orly Airport before attempting to grab the police gun and then running into a McDonald’s after he failed.
He was then shot dead in the main airport thoroughfare.
The attack came as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met survivors of the 2015 Paris attacks in the capital.