A knife-wielding man shot dead by Paris police on Thursday was carrying paper with an ISIS flag on it as well as a claim of responsibility, according to the Paris prosecutor, NBC News reported.
The attack came as France marks one year since Islamic extremists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The man with a knife shouted "Allahu Akbar" — or "God is greatest" — and was killed by police before he could enter the 18th arrondissement's Goutte d'Or police station, the local mayor's office told NBC News. The prosecutor's office said a terrorism investigation has been opened into the incident
Ministry of the Interior spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told NBC News that what appeared to be an explosive device on the suspect was "fake."