Monday, 14 December 2015

Paris teacher stabbed in class by man citing Islamic State

A Paris teacher was attacked in a classroom in a northern suburb of the French capital, Paris, by a man citing the so-called Islamic State group this morning. Police sources say the attack took place when the teacher was alone in the classroom in the Jean-Perrin d'Aubervilliers school, Aubervilliers.

He was stabbed in the side and throat at about 07:10am.

The attacker reportedly arrived wearing a mask and gloves but was unarmed and used weapons he found in the classroom. He stabbed the teacher while shouting "It's Daesh [Islamic State]. It's a warning." The man then fled on foot and a search team has been deployed.