Police confirm there had been shootings and explosions at the stadium, but not the number of casualties.
France remains on high alert after a wave of attacks commissioned or inspired by Islamic State militants since early 2015, in which about 240 people have been killed.
How the suspect, from a broadly secular background with a history of petty crime, was transformed into an alleged cog within extensive Islamic State cells operating in Belgium and France is unclear.
The gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs Elysees in Paris late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead.
Around 3,000 passengers were evacuated from the airport, the second busiest in the country.
The assailant, who barricaded himself inside a police commander's house after stabbing him and his wife to death, was shot dead by members of an elite police unit.
Belgian prosecutors say they are checking whether Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian, was the "man in the hat" seen on security footage at Brussels airport on March 22 with two suicide bombers.
“We again extend our condolences to the families of those who perished and our prayers for those injured in this brutal attack as well as the victims of the Charlie Hebdo ."
The Tunisian national was last registered as living in a shelter for migrants in Germany.
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