By John Smith • 18 March 2017 • 10:28
Police at Orly airport
EARLY in the morning of March 18, an individual stopped for a vehicle check in the north of Paris, shot a police officer and fled the scene.
According to French police it transpires, that he then travelled to Orly airport and stole a gun from a soldier in the south terminal and was shot dead as he entered one of the shops in the terminal
The terminal was immediately evacuated and all flights in and out of the airport were suspended in case the dead man was carrying explosives but it appears that this was not the case and there is no immediate explanation for his actions or whether he had any accomplices.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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