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15 Aug 2019 | 08:30 PM UTC

France: Plane evacuated at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) as man onboard with knife arrested August 15

France News Alert

Plane evacuated at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) as man reported with knife onboard arrested August 15; no casualties reported, with flight delays possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris-Orly International Airport

Event

Passengers evacuated a plane onto the tarmac at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) on the evening (local time) of Thursday, August 15, after a man reportedly brought a knife onboard the plane and sought to carry out an attack. Police have arrested the man, who was not previously known to counterterrorism authorities. No casualties were reported in the incident.

A heightened security presence and consequent flight delays are possible at ORY over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals traveling via ORY are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to airport authorities, and confirm flight reservations. Contact your airline for more information regarding potential flight delays.

 

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