Two suspects are being formally investigated over the Paris airport shooting


PARIS (Reuters) - Two men were jailed and put under formal investigation overnight on suspicion of helping a man who attacked an army patrol at a Paris airport a week ago, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, had shouted he was there to "die for Allah" when he tried to seize an assault rifle from an air force member on patrol at Orly airport, before being shot dead by other soldiers.

The two men under investigation, one of whom was born in 1986, are suspected of having helped Ben Belgacem obtain the air pistol he put to the soldier's head.

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Repeating correcting date - A medical gurney is wheeled into Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Repeating correcting date - Police at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Repeating correcting date - Passengers wait at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Repeating correcting date - Passengers pass emergency vehicles at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Repeating correcting date - Passengers wait at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Repeating correcting date - Passengers wait at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris, France March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18 : Police officers stand guard at Orly Airport, near Paris, France on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18 : Police officers stand guard at Orly Airport, near Paris, France on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18 : Police officers stand guard at Orly Airport, near Paris, France on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
French firefighters and RAID police unit officers secure Paris' Orly airport on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. Witnesses said the airport was evacuated following the shooting at around 8:30am (0730GMT). The man fled into a shop at the airport before he was shot dead, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. He said there were no people were wounded in the incident. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
French Police RAID unit officers secure the grounds at Paris' Orly airport on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. Witnesses said the airport was evacuated following the shooting at around 8:30am (0730GMT). The man fled into a shop at the airport before he was shot dead, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. He said there were no people were wounded in the incident. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18 : Passengers evacuated from Orly airport walk on the highway at Orly airport, near Paris, France on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 18 : Police officers stand guard at Orly Airport, near Paris, France on March 18, 2017 following the shooting of a man by French security forces. Security forces at Paris' Orly airport shot dead a man who took a weapon from a soldier, the interior ministry said. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Andrew Callus and Mark Potter)

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