Police killed a homeless man brandishing a knife at Charles De Gaulle Airport. Photo: AFP
Police This Wednesday he shot and killed a man armed with a knife. at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, French sources from the airport and police said.
“This morning the officers neutralized a threatening individual who was in possession of a knife at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport,” the Paris police prefecture said on its Twitter account.
Security forces ruled out that the incident was linked to terrorism.
The man, apparently homeless, quarreled with security officers before brandishing the weapon. Photo: Bloomberg
The events occurred in busy Terminal 2F around 8:20 local time when a “the homeless man pestered the security officers and the border police were called in as a backup to get him out, “an airport source said.
The man walked away, cursing them, but then turned around, walked back and pulled out a knife. According to police sources, one of the policemen he used his gun.
An AFP photographer who witnessed the incident explained that a “tall black man brandished an object that looked like a knife to the police.” “He was ordered to stop, but he kept moving towards them and an officer fired a single shot,” he said.
The dead was taken from the site on a stretcher through an area not accessible to passengers, the photographer specified.