Terrorism investigation launched after teacher ‘decapitated’ in Paris suburb attack
A man has been found decapitated in Conflans Saint-Honorine, located some 28 km northwest of Paris, according to media reports citing police sources. The suspect was reportedly shot and killed by law enforcement.
The victim was attacked and “decapitated,” BFMTV reported on Friday. Other media reports suggested the individual was “stabbed” in the throat and succumbed to his wound.
The incident reportedly occurred outside a local school. A police spokesman has confirmed that the victim was a middle school teacher.
The suspect was reportedly confronted at the scene by police, but fled to the nearby town of Eragny, some 3 km (2 miles) away. He then refused to surrender and threatened the officers with his knife before they shot him multiple times.
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor (PNAT) has said it is investigating the attack.
The incident has also prompted the country’s Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin to wrap up his Morocco visit and return to France early, while Prime Minister Jean Castex will reportedly visit Val-d’Oise later Friday.
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Source:RT World News