By Savannah Smith  |  03-20-2017   News
Photo credit: Damien Pearse

Tests showed that the suspected Islamic extremist in Saturday's Paris airport attack was then under the influence of drugs.

The presence of cannabis and cocaine were found on the man's body. An alcohol level of 0.93 grams per liter was also found in his blood. The information came from a court source.

The man identified as Ziyed B tried to shoot people at Orly airport last Saturday. He was heard shouting " I am here to die for Allah. There will be deaths."

He was first stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city in the morning of Saturday. He hurt a policewoman after shooting her in the face with an air pistol. He held up another woman driver at gunpoint, took off with her car and drove to the Orly airport.

He attacked a patrol of three counter- terrorism experts at the airport, where he also made his Islam statement. He brought down one officer to the floor in an attempt to take her gun. He was then shot dead by patrol officers to protect the lady soldier and the public who may be hit by the man's attacks.

French officials said the suspect was serious in his attempt to shoot people at the airport, that is why soldiers had to shoot him. Soldiers fired eight shots at the attacker.

The attacker was 39 years old. A police source described him as a "radicalized Muslim" who is already known to the intel community and the courts. Before the attacks, he already has a record of thefts and violent robberies.

The man's father, brother, and a cousin were taken into police custody for questioning. They were later released.

Saturday's attack was the latest in a series of terror attacks suffered by France. The country remains on high alert. A state of emergency remains in force. Presidential elections will be held in France weeks from now.

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has a strong anti-immigrant stand and agrees with the tough policies of President Trump on immigration matters to protect Americans from terrorists and bad people like Saturday's Paris attacker. She said she wants to do the same for France when she wins the election.

Source:

http://news.sky.com/story/paris-airport-attacker-was-on-drugs-says-judicial-source-10808314

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