New Details Emerge On Teacher Decapitated For Showing Picture Of Muhammed

New Details Emerge On Teacher Decapitated For Showing Picture Of Muhammed

Authorities have identified an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee as the suspect in a beheading of a schoolteacher in France that the country’s president has called an “Islamist attack,” numerous sources reported. 

Abdoullakh Aboutezidovitch is suspected to have decapitated Samuel Paty, 47, a history and geography teacher at a secondary school in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine area, according to NBC News. The suspect used a large kitchen knife. France’s anti-terror prosecutor’s office has taken over the investigation of the Friday attack.

CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, FRANCE – OCTOBER 17: Locals gather at the College Bois d’Aulne middle-school the day after one of the teachers was found decapitated after showing caricatures of the prophet Mohamed on October 17, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France. France launched an anti-terrorism investigation after police shot an 18-year old man who attacked and killed a history-geography teacher. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Getty Images)

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French police shot the attacker dead, and nine people, including the suspect’s parents, grandfather and brother, have been taken in for questioning. Four people, including a minor, have been arrested, the Guardian reported. Anti-terror prosecutors said they were treating the killing as an “assassination in connection with a terrorist organisation.”


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