“The victim had recently given a lesson to his students on freedom of expression and had shown the caricatures of Muhammad,” media reported.
Image of beheaded victim in #Paris suburb tweeted by what appears to be attacker shortly before he was killed: “To Macron, leader of the infidels, I executed one of your hell hounds who dared belittle Muhammad.”
According to local media reports, one man shouting ‘Allah hu Akbar’ (God is great) has beheaded a man. The victim has been identified as a history teacher in northern Paris before being neutralized by the French Police. According to witnesses, the attacker was severely injured by the police, Insider Paper reports.
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Reports say the incident occurred at the district Saint-Germain-en-Laye in Conflans-Saint-Honorine in the afternoon. After being chased by the police, the attacker was later injured in the neighboring town of Eragny. The police in Paris has set up a security perimeter and have advised residents to avoid the area. The brutal attack happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. local time near a school.