The terrifying moment a suspected terrorist grabbed a female soldier at Paris airport before wrestling her gun off her has emerged in newly released CCTV footage.
Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead after a three minute standoff with soldiers in which he was killed before he could fire the weapon.
The horrifying incident occurred at airport in Paris as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the city.
The footage which was obtained by AP shows the 39-year-old grab the unsuspecting soldier by the shoulders.
Other airport users are seemingly unaware of what is going on before the captured soldier’s colleagues move in and a stand-off ensues.
No one else was injured in the incident which is still being investigated by French authorities.
Ben Belgacem had a long criminal record and was last released from prison in November.
His father claimed that his son was not a practising Muslim, although Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said he may have been radicalised durign a spel in prison in 2011-12.
Mr Molins also said that according to the soldiers, the attacker yelled: ‘Put down your weapons! Put your hands on your head! I am here to die for Allah. Whatever happens, there will be deaths.’