Paris airport attacker was under influence of drugs, alcohol

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

Published: 20th March 2017 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2017 03:52 AM   |  A+A-

French police forces stand outside Orly airport, south of Paris, Saturday, March, 18, 2017. | AP

By PTI

PARIS: The man shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, a judicial source has said.

"Toxicology tests carried out on Sunday showed an alcohol level of 0.93 grams per litre in his blood, and the presence of cannabis and cocaine," the source yesterday said, a day after the incident at the French capital's second-busiest airport.

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