Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

Drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris Orly airport attacker

Toxicology tests showed Ziyed Ben Belgacem had consumed alcohol, cannabis and cocaine before attacking a soldier.'


man shot dead at Paris's Orly airport after attacking a soldier was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the results of an autopsy showed.
Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead on Saturday as he tried to seize the weapon of a female soldier at the airport while shouting, "I am here to die for Allah".
The 39-year-old had a blood alcohol level of 0.93 grams per litre, almost twice the legal driving limit in France, and had also taken cannabis and cocaine, the AFP news agency reported, citing judicial sources.
Investigators are still trying to determine what motivated Saturday's assault by Belgacem, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of the capital's second-busiest airport.
Early investigations indicated that Belgacem, who had an extensive criminal record including convictions for drug dealing and armed robbery, had been influenced to carry out the attack while in prison.

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