Orly airport attack: drugs and alcohol found in gunman's blood

Toxicology tests showed Ziyed Ben Belgacem had consumed alcohol, cannabis and cocaine before he attacked a soldier and was later shot dead

The man shot dead at Paris’s Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time.

Investigators are still trying to understand the motive behind Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of the capital’s second-busiest airport.

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March 20th, 2017 by