Video shows fight for gun at air­port

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

PARIS — Video of a sus­pected Islamic ex­trem­ist at Paris’ Orly Air­port shows a sol­dier caught by sur­prise when an at­tacker drops a shop­ping bag and grabs her from be­hind.

The As­so­ci­ated Press has ob­tained se­cu­rity footage of Satur­day’s at­tack, which caused panic and shut down the French cap­i­tal’s sec­ond-largest air­port. It shows the at­tacker grab­bing the sol­dier around the shoul­ders as her com­pan­ion pa­trols slightly ahead.

He drops his shop­ping bag, which au­thor­i­ties said con­tained a flask of gaso­line. Hold­ing a re­volver loaded with bird­shot, he pulls her back­ward.

Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Al­lah, the Paris pros­e­cu­tor said, Ziyed Ben Bel­gacem can be see­ing try­ing to wres­tle away the sol­dier’s as­sault-style ri­fle.

The video shows Bel­gacem us­ing her as a shield after he ap­par­ently man­ages to get con­trol of the weapon, but he ex­poses him­self by stand­ing up, giv­ing her com­rades a clear shot to kill him.

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