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.
France terror: Man ‘BEHEADED’ near school in Paris before attacker shot dead by police— Stop the EU 🇬🇧 (@Stop_The_EU) October 16, 2020
FRENCH police have shot dead a man who minutes earlier had killed a middle school teacher in a suspected terror attack in a suburb of Paris.https://t.co/no4KTXcCR9
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.
Police were seen securing the scene on Friday where a man was reportedly beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the suburbs of #Paris.— Ruptly (@Ruptly) October 16, 2020
A police spokesperson said the victim was a teacher.#France pic.twitter.com/AG8B9f2hvR