Paris, man armed with a knife at the airport: killed by the police

Paris, man armed with a knife at the airport: killed by the police

A man armed with a knife was killed by French police at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, the capital of France

Published on: 2022-08-10 10:36 – Last update: 2022-08-10 12:53

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On the morning of August 10, a man was killed at nearby Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport Parisin France, after brandishing a knife in front of some police officers. According to “Afp” reports, everything happened in Terminal 2F.

The first reconstruction of the facts

man, a homeless, “He disturbed the security guards” around 8:20 in the morning. The alarmed border police intervened to take him away. At first the man walked away just to insult the agents, but later he pulled out a knife. The exact dynamics of the facts are not yet known, but according to reports from some news agencies, the police repeatedly ordered him to put the knife on the ground, to no avail. The agents then opened fire and killed the man.

The witness

An AFP photographer who witnessed the scene explained: “A large man brandished what appeared to be a knife at police. A warning was given but he stepped forward and a police officer fired. Only one shot was fired.”

Confirmation from the Paris Police Headquarters

The Paris Police Station Twitter account confirmed in a tweet: “Police neutralized a menacing individual with a knife at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport this morning.”

More details on the affair

Adnkronos Agency reports more details about the man’s death on Wednesday morning, August 10, at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris: the homeless man was allegedly hit by a bullet that exploded from a gun on site.

The identity of the man killed by police at Paris airport is not yet known. The only known detail at this time is that it was about a homeless man who was killed with a single shot in the abdomen. Further official communications from the transalpine police are expected.

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