France attack: Man shot by police after ‘decapitation’ in Paris suburbs

French police have shot a man dead after a stabbing attack in a Paris suburb.

According to French media, a man was decapitated in the Conflans St Honorine area.

The country’s anti-terror prosecutor has called the incident a stabbing but Reuters news agency has reported a police source saying the victim was decapitated.

A second police source told Reuters that witnesses heard the attacker shout Allahu Akbar, or God is greater.

The interior minister is understood to be travelling to the area.

A spokesman for French police has said the victim was a teacher at a nearby middle school.

Le Parisien newspaper reported that the victim was “horribly mutilated”.

It also said the attacker was the parent of a student, but this has not been confirmed by police.

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