Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP via Getty ImagesA French police officer blocks the road leading to the scene of an attack in which two people were injured near the former offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by a knife-wielding attacker in Paris on Sept. 25, 2020. (Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP via Getty Images)
A history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam’s prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a French street on Friday and police have shot the suspected killer dead, a police official said.
The French anti-terrorism prosecutor has opened an investigation into the slaying, the prosecutor’s office said.
The gruesome incident occurred in the town of Eragny, in the Val d’Oise region northwest of Paris.
A police official said the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, was shot to death by police about 600 yards