A GUNMAN wearing what appeared to be a bomb vest has beheaded a teacher in a street near Paris, local reports claim.

The slaughter took place outside a school in the suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine – some 25 miles from the city centre.

Cops shot the man dead then fled to the nearby town of Eragny-sur-Oise, around two miles away, where he refused to surrender and was shot dead by police.

An investigating source said: "The body of decapitated man was found at around 5.30 in the afternoon.

"When police arrived, the person thought to be responsible was still present and threatened them with his weapons."

Follow all the latest news on the attack below…

  • Hana Carter

    ATTACKER WAVING GUN

    The attacker was carrying a gun and was thought to be wearing a bomb vest.

    The unidentified killer is said to have fled to the nearby town of Eragny-sur-Oise, around two miles away, where he refused to surrender.

    “He was waving a gun by this time and further threatened officers,” the source said.

    “This is when he was shot dead by police. Around ten shots were heard.”

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    PARENT CONFRONTED THE VICTIM WITH KITCHEN KNIFE

    A source told Le Parisien: “The victim had recently given a lesson to his students on freedom of expression and had shown the caricatures of Muhammad.”

    It led to a parent confronting the teacher with a kitchen knife before cutting his head off, the source reportedly said.

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    PICTURED: THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

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    VICTIM WAS TEACHER

    A police spokesman said the victim was a teacher at a nearby middle school.

    Le Monde newspaper reported that he taught history and geography.

    The paper said he had been “horribly mutilated”

  • Hana Carter

    KILLER GUNNED DOWN BY COPS

    By 7pm, the scene of the suspected murder, and the scene where the killer was himself gunned down, had been sealed off.

    Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin was “making his way to the scene of the attack,” said a spokesman for his ministry, who also confirmed as a terrorist enquiry.

  • Hana Carter

    ATTACKER 'SHOUTED ALLAH AKBAR' SAY POLICE SOURCE

    France's anti-terror prosecutor is investigating the gruesome attack in the leafy suburb.

    A second police source said witnesses claim they heard the attacker shout “Allah Akbar”, which means God is Great.

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    REFUSED TO SURRENDER

    The unidentified killer then fled to the nearby town of Eragny-sur-Oise, around two miles away, where he refused to surrender.

    “He was waving a gun by this time and further threatened officers,’ said the source.

    “This is when he was shot dead by police. Around ten shots were heard.”

    Anti-terrorist prosecutors immediately became investigating the incident, said the source, who said the attacker was being viewed as a “suspected terrorist”.

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