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An 18-year-old man of Chechen origin has been identified as the suspect in the beheading of a school teacher on Friday in a Paris suburb, a French judicial source told CNN on Saturday.
The victim was a teacher at a secondary school in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine area, according to the French National Antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office. The Moscow-born suspected attacker was shot and killed by police on Friday afternoon in Éragny, the same area where the victim’s body was found. Nine people have been brought in for questioning in connection with the attack, including the suspect’s parents, grandfather and brother, the judicial source added.
CNN affiliate BFMTV, reported
Multiple French media outlets, including CNN affiliate BFMTV, reported that the teacher recently showed controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad to his students as part of a lesson on freedom of expression. According to the French daily Le Monde, some Muslim parents complained to the school about the teacher’s decision to use one or more of the cartoons as part of a discussion about the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmamin
Interior Minister Gerald Darmamin said on Twitter that he was “kept directly informed” of the situation “from the crisis room that (he) had opened, in liaison with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.”