REPORT: Beheading on the streets in France investigated as an act of terrorism, suspect shot dead by police

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An individual allegedly beheaded another man near Paris in what is being investigated as an act of terrorism, according to reports.The alleged beheading took place in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb of Paris, according to France Media Agency. The killer fled to a nearby town and was shot after refusing to surrender to police, the Daily Mail reported, citing an anonymous source.

“He was brandishing a gun at the time and additionally threatening the officers,” the source told the Daily Mail. “It was at that time that he was shot dead by the police … About ten shots were heard.” (RELATED: Terrorist Leader Suspected of Beheading Hostages Surrenders After Arm Severed)

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Reports say the individual responsible for the beheading “wore an explosive vest” before being shot by police. The person reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”, which means “God is greater”.

Agence France-Presse cited “a source close to the investigation” in its report and added that the incident was being investigated as an act of terrorism. Police are reportedly looking for any association with organized terrorist groups.

The beheaded individual is said to be a teacher who “angered parents by posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to students,” a source told the Daily Mail.

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