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Teacher decapitated near Paris 'after showing Muhammad cartoon in class'

A man has been decapitated near Paris and a suspect shot by law enforcement, police have confirmed to Euronews. The history teacher was beheaded near a school in the commune of Conflans Saint-Honorine, northwest of the French capital, at around 5pm local time. Police told the AFP agency that the teacher had shown cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in his class. A suspect was shot by police in the neighbouring town of Éragny and was presumed dead, judicial sources said. Local media said the alleged attacker was carrying a knife. Anti-terrorism prosecutors said they had opened an investigation. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, who is on a trip to Morocco, has decided to return to Paris immediately. Prime Minister Jean Castex is also travelling to the scene. Police have set up a security perimeter and have advised locals to avoid the area. Our journalists are working on this story and will update it as soon as more information becomes available.