PARIS, FRANCE – An 18-year-old man decapitated a history-geography teacher near a school in a suburb north of Paris on Friday, before being shot dead by police.
The teacher had recently shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which led to a terror attack on the publication in 2015.
#UPDATES A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed is beheaded outside his school, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack” https://t.co/S17YDhPZXW pic.twitter.com/BFzozYBT8Q— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 17, 2020
President Emmanuel Macron called this an “Islamist terrorist attack” Friday night. Reports on Twitter say that five more people have been detained in this horrific act.
We will update this story as details come in from AFP.