Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris' Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind.
The Associated Press has obtained footage of the Sunday attack, which caused panic and shut down the French capital's second-biggest airport.
It shows the attacker grabbing the soldier around the shoulders as her companion patrols slightly ahead.
The attacker, Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was shot dead within three minutes during a stand-off with the companion and another soldier.
The footage shows Belgacem, who had a pellet gun, trying to wrestle away the first soldier's gun, but he was killed before he could fire the weapon.
Authorities say Belgacem, a 39-year-old Frenchman, had a long criminal record of drug and robbery offences.
A police officer was shot in the face with when officers stopped Belgacem for a traffic violation earlier on Sunday.
No one else was injured.