A police official said the suspect, armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, was shot by police about 600 meters (yards) from where the teacher was killed. The teacher had been threatened after he opened a discussion “for a debate” on the cartoons, the police official told The Associated Press.
The official could not be named as he was not authorized to discuss ongoing investigations.
It was the second terrorism-related incident since the opening of an ongoing trial over the January 2015 newsroom massacre at the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper.
The newspaper recently republished the prophet’s cartoons. A young Pakistani man was arrested after stabbing two people outside the newspaper’s former offices with non-fatal injuries.