An unidentified knife-wielding man shot dead by Paris police today (January 7, 2016) was carrying paper with an ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) flag on it as well as a claim of responsibility, according to the NBC News website.
The incident came as France marked the one-year anniversary today of the deadly Charlie Hebdo (comic magazine) terror attacks. The magazine published several cartoons ridiculing Islamic prophet Mohammed, thus infuriating many radical Muslims.
The prosecutor's office said a terrorism investigation has been opened into the incident, which took place outside the Goutte d'Or police station.
The suspect was carrying a butcher's knife and shouted "Allahu Akbar" -- or "God is greatest" -- before he was shot dead by police, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office. It said a piece of paper with the ISIS flag and a claim handwritten in Arabic were found on the suspect, along with a cellphone.