A man was stabbed and beheaded in a suburb of Paris on Friday. The suspect was shot dead by the police shortly afterwards. He is said to have shouted “Allah Akbar”, but a police spokesman could not confirm that yet. The prosecutor for terror cases is investigating.

The victim is said to have been a high school teacher, according to the French police. Sources tell Reuters news agency that he showed his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

The incident took place Friday in the suburb of Conflans Sainte Honorine, in northwestern Paris.

After the incident, the suspect threatened the police with a knife. They shot him there. A little later he passed away.

In recent years there have been more terror attacks in France with blasphemy as the motive. In September, two people were injured at the former headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

A major terror attack took place at that office in 2015, in which twelve people were killed. Published cartoons of the Prophet were the reason for this attack.