Orly airport attacker 'wanted to shoot travellers'

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Chief Paris public prosecutor François Molins said the man who attacked a military patrol at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday morning before being shot dead said he told the soldiers he wanted to die 'in the name of Allah' and that 'whatever happens, there will be deaths'.

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A man previously known to French anti-terror authorities was fatally shot early Saturday at Orly airport after struggling to steal a soldier’s gun and earlier assaulting a police officer at a traffic stop in a northeastern Paris suburb, the Paris prosecutor said, reports The Washington Post.