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Man Shot Dead By French Police After Killing Teacher In Paris Suburb

Man Shot Dead By French Police After Killing Teacher In Paris Suburb

A man has been shot dead by French police after killing a middle school teacher by slitting his throat in the street of a suburb of Paris, Reuters reports.

According to media, the victim was a teacher who had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a classroom.

The suspect was spotted by police patrol while carrying a knife a short distance from the scene of the attack, which took place in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, a suburb north-west of Paris.

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Le Parisien newspaper said the victim was 'horribly mutilated', while various other media reports say the teacher was decapitated.

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A police spokesman confirmed officers shot the suspect dead.

Earlier today, police told members of the public to avoid the area.

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France's anti-terror prosecutor said it was investigating the attack, while Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin - who had been travelling to Morocco - confirmed he is returning urgently to Paris.

More to follow.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Remy Buisine

Topics: World News, News, France

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]