Speaking to press in Grenoble on March 18, French President Francois Hollande saluted the “courage” and “exceptional behavior” of French security forces following an attack on a member of the forces at Paris Orly Airport earlier that day.
A man known to police was shot dead by soldiers at the airport after trying to take a female soldier’s weapon. The National police said around 450 members of various security agencies responded to the attack.
Hollande said the security forces were operating in “extremely delicate conditions.” The office of the French presidency later released a statement reaffirming Hollande’s words, welcoming what it described as the “courage and efficiency” of the police and military. The anti-terrorism unit of the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office was investigating the attack, the statement said. Credit: Élysée via Storyful