French police shoot dead man who ‘decapitated victim’ near Paris
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Paris: French police have shot dead a man who minutes earlier had killed a school teacher by slitting his throat in the street in a suburb of Paris, police said.
France’s anti-terror prosecutor said it was investigating the attack, which took place in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, a suburb north-west of Paris on Friday afternoon, local time.
The suspected attacker was spotted by a police patrol while carrying a knife a short distance from the scene of the attack. The police shot the suspect dead, according to a police spokesman.
A police source said that witnesses had heard the attacker shout “Allah Akbar”, or “God is Great”. The police spokesman said that information was being checked.