Man stabbed in the throat in Paris suburb, suspect shot dead

Elias Hubbard
October 16, 2020

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Paris newspaper Le Parisien goes further with the claim, noting sources who claimed the victim was a history teacher who had shown the cartoons as part of a lesson on freedom of expression.

Police responded to reports of a "suspicious man" loitering near the school.

One man was found beheaded in the north-western Paris suburb of Éragny, Val-d'Oise on Friday afternoon, after a police patrol came upon a man carrying a knife.

France's anti-terror prosecutor said it was investigating the attack, which took place in Conflans Sainte-Honorine.

A police spokesman confirmed he was then shot dead.

The attacker was severely injured after being shot by police in a neighbouring town, sources close to the investigations said.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, on a visit to Morocco, is returning to Paris immediately after talking with Prime Minister Jean Castex and President Emmanuel Macron, his office said. Police have yet to verify the state of the victim. A young man from Pakistan was arrested after stabbing, outside the newspaper's former offices, two people who suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Charlie Hebdo itself had been the site of an attack in January 2015, which resulted in a dozen dead and nearly as many injured after two gunmen entered the offices following the publication of a cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammed.

This story is developing.

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