Paris Airport Attacker to Father: ‘I Screwed Up’

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, the man who allegedly attacked soldiers at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday before he was fatally shot, told his father that he had “screwed up.” Belgacem was shot dead by soldiers after he pointed a gun to one of their heads and said he wanted to “die for Allah.” He also attempted to steal a soldier’s weapon. Belgacem’s father told a French radio program that his son had called him before heading to the airport to tell him that he “screwed up.” Belgacem, who was on a terror watch list, is believed to have been radicalized in prison, where he ended up after he was convicted on drug and robbery charges.