France knife attacker asked pupils to point out his victim

17 Oct 2020 / 21:29 H.

    PARIS, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The 18-year-old who beheaded a history teacher outside the school in France where he taught had approached pupils in the street and asked them to point out his victim, anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday.

    Speaking at a news conference, Ricard also said that the Russian-born attacker, after beheading the teacher, had posted a photograph of the teacher's body on Twitter, accompanied by a message saying he had carried out the killing. (Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by David Clarke)

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