Orly airport attacker was on drugs and alcohol, autopsy says

Summary

An autopsy has found that the man, who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday (18 March) and was later shot dead, was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of incident. The toxicology tests found traces of cocaine and cannabis in Ziyed Ben Belgacem's blood. He also had an alcohol level of 0.93 grams per litre of blood, nearly twice the legal limit for driving in France, the BBC reported. According to French authorities, the 39-year-old attacker was known to police as a radicalised Muslim and was on their watch-list.

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