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France 24 16 Oct 2020

France opens terror probe after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb


A man armed with a knife on Friday beheaded a middle school history teacher in front of his school in a suburb of Paris before he was shot dead by police.

The French police have arrested nine people after a suspect beheaded a school teacher in broad daylight on the street in a Paris suburb on Friday, police sources said.
Samuel Paty, who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, was beheaded outside his school.
Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.
French prosecutors say the suspect who beheaded a teacher near Paris was a teenager of Chechen descent.
Police officers shot the suspect as they tried to arrest him on Friday. He later died of his wounds
The school is believed to have received multiple threats after the teacher showed a controversial image of the Prophet Muhammad in a lesson about freedom of expression.
Nine people are in custody in connection with the attack.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.
A teen suspect was shot dead by police after a teacher was beheaded in France. Nine more suspects were detained by police, including some of the teen's family members.

Nine people have been arrested over the beheading of a French school teacher in a Paris suburb on Friday. The suspect, shot dead by police shortly after the attack, was an 18-year-old Chechen, according to an AFP source.

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