Anti-terror investigation underway after fatal attack in Paris street

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

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the slaying for murder with a suspected terrorist motive, the prosecutor’s office said. The gruesome incident occurred in the town of Eragny, in the Val d’Oise region 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 authentic stated the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun used to be shot to demise by means of 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” concerning the caricatures, the police authentic instructed The Related Press.

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The authentic may now not be named, now not being approved to speak 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 just lately republished caricatures of the prophet. A tender guy from Pakistan used to be arrested after stabbing, out of doors the newspaper’s former places of work, two individuals who suffered non life-threatening accidents.

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