Published:  12:00 AM, 21 March 2017

Drugs in Orly gunman's blood


Blood tests have revealed that a gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday had consumed drugs and alcohol.Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he put a gun to a soldier's head saying he wanted to "die for Allah".

Paris prosecutors' office said toxicology tests during his autopsy found traces of cocaine and cannabis. Belgacem also had an alcohol level of 0.93g per liter of blood, nearly twice the legal limit for driving in France.He is said to have been radicalized in prison, and was on a police watch-list.

He was involved in a shooting and then a carjacking on Saturday before he attacked a military patrol at Orly, Paris's second-biggest airport.

-BBC, Paris

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