jamuna international desk: Security forces have been shot a man dead at Paris' Orly airport after he stole a soldier's firearm and took refuge in a shop, the French Interior Ministry says.
A spokesman for the interior ministry told reporters that the man wrestled the gun away from the soldier and was killed by security forces.
Police believe the same man had shot and wounded a police officer in Paris' northern outskirts earlier on Saturday.
During the ensuing operation, security officials evacuated the airport and did a sweep of the airport in search of potential accomplices or explosives.
Passengers wrote on Twitter that they had heard gunshots in the south terminal at about 8.30 am on Saturday and were told to flee.
All flights in an out of Orly which is served by airlines including British Airways and easyJet were suspended as the airport was evacuated and shut down as elite anti-terror officers carried out the operation.