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(THE MOST-READ STORIES OF 2020) Man beheaded on street near Paris, suspect shot dead by police! Victim in Paris beheading identified as teacher who showed drawings of the Prophet Muhammad during lesson about freedom of expression

(Published on October 16, 2020)

Beheading on street near Paris school being investigated as act of terrorism, suspect shot dead by police, AFP reportsLIVE HERE.

According to French media, a man was decapitated in the Conflans St Honorine area at about 5pm local time.

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The country’s anti-terror prosecutor has called the incident a stabbing but Reuters news agency has reported a police source saying the victim was decapitated, Sky News reports.

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A second police source told Reuters that witnesses heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar, or God is greater.

A spokesman for French police said the victim was a teacher at a nearby middle school. According to Le Monde newspaper, he taught history and geography.

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He had reportedly shown images of the Prophet Muhammad in class during a discussion about freedom of expression.

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Le Parisien newspaper reported that the victim was “horribly mutilated”.

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