PARIS — A knife-wielding man decapitated a instructor close to a faculty in a suburb north of Paris on Friday afternoon and was later shot lifeless by the police, in keeping with officers quoted by French media.
A police officer with data of the assault confirmed French media experiences that the sufferer was a instructor at an area faculty who had proven caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed at school. The officer requested anonymity due to the continuing investigation.
France’s antiterrorism prosecutors instantly took over the investigation, and Inside Minister Gerald Darmanin minimize quick a visit to Morocco to fly again to Paris.
There was little different details about both the sufferer, the attacker or the incident, which happened within the suburb of Eragny, instantly obtainable.
A police union official advised the French tv station BFM on Friday that witnesses noticed the assailant slicing the sufferer’s throat.
The nationwide police had been known as, officers mentioned, and after discovering the decapitated sufferer, confronted the assailant close by, shut to a college.
Brandishing a big knife, he threatened the officers, and after refusing to give up, was shot 10 occasions, they mentioned.
A prosecutor from the nation’s particular antiterrorism unit was instantly despatched to research, officers mentioned.