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    Alcohol, Drugs Found in French Airport Gunman’s Blood

    The toxicology results are back. When Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, attacked a soldier at Orly airport Saturday while saying he wanted to “die for Allah,” his blood contained traces of cocaine and cannabis, plus nearly twice the legal limit of alcohol. Parisian-born Belgacem, who was shot and killed at the scene, had a criminal record and was reportedly radicalized in prison. The attack has re-energized the debate about national security ahead of next month’s presidential election, with several candidates calling for maintaining France’s ongoing state of emergency.

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