France: Teacher beheaded, police shoot dead suspected killer

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The French anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into Friday's incident outside Paris.
PARIS, France — A history teacher who opened a discussion with high school students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in a French street on Friday and police have shot dead the suspected killer, authorities said.

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation concerning murder with a suspected terrorist motive, the prosecutor's office said.

The gruesome killing of the teacher occurred in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine while the suspect was killed by police in adjoining Eragny. The towns are located in the Val d'Oise region northwest of Paris.

President Emmanuel Macron was headed to the area.

A police official said the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun — which fires plastic pellets — was shot dead about…
ELAINE GANLEY (Associated Press)
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