A terror investigation has been launched after a middle school teacher was decapitated and killed in Paris.
The teacher, who is said to have opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, was killed in a French street and police have shot the suspected killer dead.
The French news agency says the officers found the victim and then located the suspect in Eragny.
He was threatening them with a knife-like weapon. The attacker was then killed by police.
According to NBC News, police in Paris say the teacher had recently been threatened by a parent after showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students in a debate to discuss freedom of expression.
A spokesperson at the scene says the attacker appeared to be wearing a vest though it was unclear whether it contained explosives.
The most recent attack is one of many to take place in Paris in recent years.