France – History teacher beheaded, assailant shot

A teacher had his head cut off on Friday in the Paris suburbs. He had shown the caricatures of Muhammad to his students. The attacker was killed by the police.

Posted today at 18:57

an investigation has been opened for “murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise” and “criminal terrorist association”.


A man was beheaded at the end of the afternoon on Friday in Conflans Saint-Honorine (Yvelines), we learned from a source close to the investigation. His alleged attacker was shot dead by the police in the neighboring town of Eragny (Val-d’Oise).

The anti-terrorism prosecution took up the case: the investigation was opened for “assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise” and “criminal terrorist association”, said the prosecution. The facts took place around 5:00 p.m., near a school, a police source added.

The Bac Conflans Saint-Honorine police officers were called for a suspicious individual prowling around a school establishment, according to this source. On the spot, the police discovered the victim and 200 meters further, in Eragny, they tried to stop a man armed with a knife which threatened them and fired on him, seriously injuring him.

Assailant slain

A security perimeter was installed and the demining service called, due to a suspicion of an explosive vest. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, traveling to Morocco, decided to return to Paris immediately. From Rabat, he met with Prime Minister Jean Castex and President Emmanuel Macron, it was said in his entourage.

The decapitated man is a history teacher who showed the cartoons of Muhammad to his students during a course on freedom of expression, we learned from a police source.

The victim was killed on the public highway not far from his college, the same source added. According to a judicial source, his assailant, seriously injured by the police, succumbed to his injuries.


Posted today at 18:57

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