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A teacher was beheaded this Friday afternoon in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) and his alleged attacker was killed by the police, in the neighboring town of Eragny (Val-d'Oise).
The national anti-terrorism prosecutor's office announced that it immediately took up the investigation, opened for "assassination in connection with a terrorist enterprise" and "criminal terrorist association".
According to our information, the victim was a history teacher at the Bois-d'Aulne college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
A few days ago, he showed caricatures of Muhammad to his students during a course on freedom of expression.
The National Assembly standing up to denounce a "terrible attack".
Shortly after the announcement of the tragedy, the deputies rose to the National Assembly to "salute the memory" of this decapitated teacher and denounce a "abominable attack".
“We learned with horror of the terrible attack that took place.
On behalf of the national representation, on behalf of all of us, I would like to salute the memory of the victim ”, declared, very affected, the chairman of the meeting Hugues Renson (LREM), just before the interruption of the debates.
An 18-year-old suspect.
The attacker is said to be a young man of Chechen origin aged 18 (not an Algerian born in 1992, as initially announced).
He was carrying a knife and a rifle was found beside him.
The young man allegedly posted a gruesome video of the severed head just before being shot.
Emmanuel Macron goes there.
The Elysee Palace announced that the head of state, who had joined the crisis unit, was on his way to the scene of the tragedy.
The Minister of the Interior returns to France
Gérald Darmanin, who was traveling in Morocco, immediately returned to Paris and opened a crisis unit "in connection with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister", he announced on Twitter.
Back in Paris, I keep myself informed directly of the crisis unit that I have opened, in conjunction with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.
- Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) October 16, 2020
The anti-terrorism prosecution seized.
The magistrates of the national anti-terrorism prosecution, including the prosecutor Jean-François Ricard, went to the scene and took up the investigation opened for "murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise and criminal terrorist association".
The investigations were entrusted to the anti-terrorism sub-directorate (Sdat) and the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI).
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The alleged assailant was killed.
The alleged assailant of the teacher was shot dead by BAC police 200 m further on, in Éragny.
This man armed with a knife was threatening them and they fired at him, after he refused to put his weapon on the ground.
The man quickly died.
Due to a suspicion of an explosive vest, deminers were called.
A decapitated teacher near a school.
This Friday, around 5 p.m., a professor was beheaded by a man in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
It was the police from the anti-crime brigade (BAC), who had spotted a suspicious individual, armed with a kitchen knife and prowling around a school establishment, who discovered his body.
This attack comes three weeks to the day after the chopper attack perpetrated by a 25-year-old Pakistani in front of the former Charlie Hebdo premises, which left two seriously injured.