A police official stated the trainer had opened a dialogue with college students on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

A historical past trainer who opened a dialogue with college students on caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a French avenue and police have shot the suspected killer lifeless, a police official stated.

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into Friday’s incident, which passed off within the Conflans Sainte-Honorine suburb northwest of Paris.

A police official – talking on the situation of anonymity to The Related Press – stated the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, was shot to dying by police about 600 metres (656 yards) from the place the male center college trainer was killed.

Police on Twitter suggested the general public to keep away from the realm. Prime Minister Jean Castex was reportedly heading to the scene of the assault.

The mayor of Eragny, Thibault Humbert, praised “the velocity with which police neutralised the person” on Twitter.

France has over the previous a number of years seen a collection of violent assaults.

Late final month, a person who emigrated to France from Pakistan used a meat cleaver to assault and wound two individuals exterior the previous places of work of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo.

That was the spot the place armed males gunned down workers of the journal 5 years in the past in retaliation for the journal’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

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