More information became known in the evening. Accordingly, the prosecutor's anti-terror investigators are investigating the case. The murdered person is said to be a teacher. He is said to have previously shown Mahammed caricatures in class.
The act is said to have happened northwest of Paris in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. "The murder of a history teacher is an attack on freedom of expression and the values of the republic. To attack a teacher means to attack all French citizens and freedom“Wrote the President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand, on Twitter.
The alleged perpetrator was picked up by officials shortly after the day in nearby Éragny. He is said to have tried to attack the police officers, after which the officers opened fire.
The alleged perpetrator was shot in the battle. According to media reports, it should be an 18-year-old. "Islamism is waging a war against us: we must force it out of our country“, Responded right wing politician Marine Le Pen on Twitter. Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer wrote on the Internet of an attack on the republic: "Our unity and determination are the only answer to the enormity of Islamist terrorism.“
France has been hit by Islamist attacks for several years. More than 250 people have now died. The fight against terror is now a top priority for the French government. She repeatedly warns that the risk of terrorist attacks is very high.