The sufferer was a historical past trainer, who only a few days earlier had proven caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his college students.
A trainer has been decapitated outdoors his faculty close to Paris, based on authorities.
French police responded to the suspected terrorist incident in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday, after witnesses claimed a person had hacked off the sufferer’s head with a kitchen knife in broad daylight.
The suspect threatened police earlier than fleeing the scene; he was chased to the close by city of Eragny-sur-Oise.
There police declare he continued to threaten with a gun and refused to give up; believing he might have been sporting an explosive vest, a bomb squad was additionally scrambled.
After he refused to drop his weapons, officers shot him useless. A rifle and knife had been discovered alongside the physique.
Sources informed Le Parisien that the sufferer was a historical past trainer, who only a few days earlier had proven caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his college students throughout a course on freedom of expression.
The publication mentioned the suspect was simply 18 years previous, and of Chechen origin. He had allegedly posted a ugly video of the severed head proper earlier than the deadly confrontation with police.
It was additionally reported he tweeted: “To Macron, the chief of the infidels, I executed one in every of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Muhammad”.
Witnesses mentioned he shouted “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for God is nice — earlier than being shot useless.
In 2015, 12 individuals had been killed when two gunmen opened hearth on the places of work of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, over its publication of cartoons of Mohammed — thought of blasphemy punishable by loss of life by Islamic extremists.
After Friday’s assault the publication — which is now based mostly at a secret location for security causes — condemned the “horrific and revolting” act, during which “a trainer was murdered for exercising his career by a non secular fanatic”.