France teacher attack: Suspect ‘asked pupils to point Samuel Paty out’


The man who beheaded a teacher in a street in France waited outside the school and asked pupils to identify his target, anti-terrorism officials say. The man then posted images on social media of dead victim Samuel Paty, 47, who had shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students. The attacker later fired at police with an airgun before being shot dead. The number arrested rose to 10 on Saturday, with police investigating possible links to Islamic extremism.

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