A Muslim on a crime watchlist opened fire on three police officers at a road check before attacking a soldier at a Paris airport

The gunman launched his first attack after being stopped for speeding at a road check north of the city early this morning, shooting a policewoman in the head.

He then held up a woman motorist at gunpoint, stealing her car and driving to Orly airport.

In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun.

The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France’s Interior Ministry.

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