Anti-terror authorities probe Paris attack on teacher

FRENCH anti-terrorism authorities are investigating an attack on a teacher in a Paris suburb by an assailant with a sharp object who cited the Islamic State group.

Jean-Perrin nursery school in Aubervilliers, a suburb northeast of Paris, where the teacher was attacked. Picture: AFP/Getty

Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre confirmed anti-terrorism authorities are looking into the incident, which occurred on Monday morning in the town of Aubervilliers.

The assailant is at large, she said.

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Police say the assailant attacked the teacher with sharp object such as a box-cutter or scissors.

It is unclear whether the teacher suffered injuries.

The incident comes as France remains under a state of emergency after the November 13 attacks by extremists linked to the Islamic State group that killed 130 people.