Man decapitated in Paris – Terror probe launched

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A man has been found decapitated in the French department of Val-d’Oise, located some 28 km northwest of Paris. The suspect is also reported to have been shot dead. Police are not excluding this was a terrorism act.

France 24 reports “France’s anti-terror prosecutor said it was investigating the attack, which took place in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, a suburb north-west of Paris. The suspected attacker was spotted by a police patrol while carrying a knife a short distance from the scene of the attack. The police shot the suspect dead, according to a police spokesman. A police source said that witnesses had heard the attacker shout “Allah Akbar”, or “God is Great”. The police spokesman said that information was being checked. Another police source also said the victim had been decapitated in the attack, but this was not confirmed.”

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