French police have shot a man dead after a stabbing attack in a Paris suburb.
According to French media, a man was decapitated on a street in the Conflans St Honorine area at about 5pm local time.
The country’s anti-terror prosecutor has called the incident a stabbing but the Reuters and AP news agencies reported the victim was decapitated, according to police sources.
A second police source told Reuters that witnesses heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar, or God is greater.
A terrorism investigation is underway, AP reported.Advertisement
A spokesman for French police said the victim was a teacher at a nearby middle school. He taught history, AP added.
He had reportedly shown images of the Prophet Muhammad in class during a discussion about freedom of expression.