Breaking: Paris’ Orly airport evacuated as ‘man shot dead by security forces after trying to grab soldier’s gun’
Paris’ Orly airport has been evacuated after a man was shot dead after he allegedly tried to grab a soldier’s firearm. A soldier fired at the man who was then detained by security forces, as police did a sweep of the airport in search of potential accomplices or explosives. The man was later pronounced dead, AFP and BFM TV reported.
Passengers wrote on Twitter that they had heard gunshots in the south terminal on Saturday morning and police were carrying out a security operation as they were told to flee. A police spokesman wrote on Twitter: “Ongoing police operation . Do not cross the security perimeter, follow the instructions.”
Passengers who were scheduled to catch flights later in the day were told not to come to the airport.
Emergency services outside Orly airport south of Paris (Photo: Twitter) Orly airport is located south of Paris (Photo: Twitter)
An airport official added: “Ongoing special operation by the Police . Please follow their instructions . Do not come to the airport.”
One passenger wrote on Twitter that shots had been fired in the south terminal.
France has been under a state of emergency following a series of deadly terror attacks across the country.
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President Donald Trump’s inauguration security cost more than 80MILLION as 3000 SWAT staff swamp Washington
Special SWAT units were drafted into the capital as riots between rival groups of protesters erupted on Washington’s streets.
The huge security presence saw police lined up two deep as the Presidential motorcade2 swept past. Extra officers were drafted in from the National Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Police were called in to disperse protesters who smashed windows in Washington.
Police officers form a line during a protest before the inauguration of President Donald Trump (Photo: Getty)
The windows of a branch of McDonald s, Bank of America and Starbucks were targeted as demonstrators armed with bats and long wooden poles ran amok.
Protesters burn the American flag and an effigy of Donald Trump (Photo: REUTERS)
President Trump is one of the most guarded officials on the planet with nearly 1,000 men and women dedicated to keeping him alive.
A staggering force of 920 elite Secret Service4 agents are guarding the Trump family with a hardcore among them designated to take care of the President himself. Work is already underway to give all of his homes a massive security make-over, with bullet proof glass windows, CCTV systems and safe rooms being installed.
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So far the security bill just for the Trumps is about 25million but the daily cost once the refurbishments are done will be around 3 million a-day just to keep them protected. An inner-circle of dozens of heavily-armed Secret Service guards will work shift patterns making sure the Commander in Chief is safe and they may one day have to take a bullet for him. Trump s brand new heavily-armoured, eight ton state limousine, nicknamed The Beast, has the latest protection – although most details are a closely guarded secret.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania attend the Inaugural luncheon (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
The General Motors5 -made vehicle – officially called the Presidential State Car but also known as Limo One 0 costs around 13million to develop. It is thought the White House maintains a fleet of around 12 of the cars, which are deployed around the world to protect the President, each costing 1.2 million each. The doors are around eight inches thick, each weighing the same as the door of a Boeing 747 jet, and completely seal the cabin to protect it from a chemical or biological attack.
Donald Trump is sworn in as the next US President (Photo: Getty)
Hidden in the trunk is an oxygen supply that allows fresh air to be pumped into the cabin in the event that the air outside becomes toxic. All of the windows are completely sealed and unable to roll down, except for the driver s side to allow him to pay tolls, and are able to withstand armour-piercing bullets and explosions. The tyres are coated in Kevlar to protect them from bursting, but even if they do, the metal rims are strong enough to hold up the vehicle and keep it rolling in case the outer layer is blown away.
Every one of the cars will be fitted with medical kits, extra ammunition, spare guns and even a blood supply in case the President is hit in an attack.
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Whitehall was evacuated and shut down for nearly an hour after a suspicious van sparked a security alert. Metropolitan Police cordoned off a huge area around the street – which is busy with government workers and tourists from around the world. Traffic on the famous street was blocked from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square while the situation was investigated.
Armed police stood guard and patrolled the empty street as other officers assessed the unoccupied van which was reported shortly before 3:30pm.
A Number 12 bus was stranded at the cordon
Jubilee line Tube trains were still running in and out of Westminster station, according to officers at the scene. It appeared government buildings were not evacuated as a police officer at the scene told the Mirror concerns had been raised about an unoccupied van. Theresa May is hosting Hungarian PM Viktor Orban today in Downing Street, which has an entrance midway up Whitehall .
It was not known if they were affected by the alert.
Government buildings in the street appear not to have been evacuated The security scare occurred just two days before the Armistice remembrance service at the Cenotaph
A police van with flashing blue lights stood outside the Treasury while a Number 12 bus was stranded at the cordon. Two armed officers guarded the “Police Do Not Cross” line at Parliament Square while traffic quickly ground to a halt because of the closure. Another policeman confirmed a suspicious package was being investigated.
A police spokeswoman said the suspect vehicle was spotted in Whitehall Place shortly before 3:30pm. As for how it was discovered and reported she believed it was noticed by police. Police reopened the road after 50 minutes.
The security scare occurred just two days before the Armistice Remembrance services at the Cenotaph.
There were several vans parked on Whitehall as workmen erect metal barriers ahead of Friday’s services.