Anti-terror investigation underway after fatal attack in Paris street

PARIS – A person used to be stabbed to demise in a French boulevard on Friday and police have shot the suspected killer useless, Paris police stated.

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the slaying for homicide with a suspected terrorist cause, the prosecutor’s administrative center stated. The ugly incident took place within the the city of Eragny, within the Val d’Oise area northwest of Paris.

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The stabbing sufferer is reported to be a historical past instructor who opened a dialogue with scholars on caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

A police reputable stated the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun used to be shot to demise via police about 600 metres (yards) from the place the male instructor used to be killed. The instructor have been threatened after opening a dialogue “for a debate” in regards to the caricatures, the police reputable informed The Related Press.

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The reputable may now not be named, now not being approved to talk about ongoing investigations.

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It used to be the second one terrorism-related incident for the reason that opening of an ongoing trial at the newsroom bloodbath in Jan. 2015 on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The paper lately republished caricatures of the prophet. A tender guy from Pakistan used to be arrested after stabbing, out of doors the newspaper’s former workplaces, two individuals who suffered non life-threatening accidents.

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