Pakistani held, teacher stabbed to death at French University

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The victim was a 66-year-old Irishman who taught English The victim was a 66-year-old Irishman who taught English AFP

A Pakistani man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing to death a teacher in broad daylight outside a university in the Paris suburbs.

The 66-year-old teacher, an Irishman who taught English, was stabbed repeatedly in front of the private Leonardde- Vinci university in Courbevoie, northwest of Paris. Higher Education Minister Frederique Vidal expressed “deep shock and anger” at a killing which has stunned students and staff at the university in the La Defense business district just outside the capital.

“It’s a tragedy that has struck the whole community. This was a language teacher who had been here for 20 years and was respected by everyone,” the university’s director Pascal Brouaye told reporters. A source close to the investigation said the teacher, who has not been named, was stabbed 13 times, including in the throat. He was declared dead at 12:35 pm, and a knife was found at the scene. A police source said the suspect, who is in custody, was a former student at the university who was born in Pakistan in 1981 and was not previously known to police. (RTRS)

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