French teacher beheaded by man shouting "Allah Akbar" after showing students caricatures of Mohammed

by Joel Abbott · Oct 16th, 2020 3:23 pm

Last Updated Oct 19th, 2020 at 6:23 am

A man shouting "Allahu Ackbar" — the Arabic phrase for "God is great" that is often invoked in terror attacks — reportedly cut the throat of teacher in Paris on Friday.

"The body of decapitated man was found at around 5:30 in the afternoon," said a source investigating the situation. "When police arrived, the person thought to be responsible was still present and threatened them with his weapons."

According to the source, the killer fled several miles and refused to surrender. French police ultimately shot and killed the suspect.

The attack reportedly came after the teacher showed caricatures of Islam's founder, Mohammed, as part of a history class. The suspect was reported to be a parent of a student in the class.

Witnesses said that the suspect decapitated the victim in broad daylight close to a school in the suburb northwest of Paris. A body could be seen lying in a street in a photo shared online.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he will visit the suburb after an emergency meeting with the interior ministry. Additional details in the incident are still being investigated by police.


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