Gunshots fired in Paris Orly Airport, evacuation underway

Paris' Orly airport has been reportedly evacuated today amid unconfirmed reports of gunshots being fired inside terminal'.

French soldiers shot dead a man at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday after he tried to grab a weapon, according to local reports.

A police source said the suspect had been killed by troops taking part in Operation Sentinelle, a security initiative that has been in place since 2015, and involves some 7000 soldiers.

The shooting comes after a similar incident last month at the Louvre Museum.

It comes as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on the second day of their visit to Paris, where they will today meet survivors of the terror attack at the Bataclan.

The National Police confirmed on their official Twitter page that a "police operation" was underway and urged the public to avoid the airport area.

France remains under a state of emergency.

Gunfire erupted inside just before 9 France, forcing travelers to evacuate the airport.

We'll bring you more as the story develops.

  • Zachary Reyes