A man on the French terror watch list shot and wounded a police officer in northern Paris before traveling to Orly airport where he tackled a female soldier and tried to take her rifle. She was among the French soldiers on anti-terror patrols of the airport. She did not release her weapon to the terrorist, and he was subsequently shot and killed by other soldiers.
The dead terrorist has been identified as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, a radicalized Muslim whose apartment was among those searched following the coordinated Paris terror attacks in November 2015.
Another “known wolf.”
I’m also thinking that a female officer may have been targeted because she was presumed to be easier to physically overpower. If someone is carrying a weapon, that person had better look strong as well as be strong.
See also this.