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Irish teacher stabbed to death outside Paris university

An Irish teacher has been killed in a stabbing incident at a university in the Paris suburbs.

The 66-year-old was stabbed repeatedly in front of the private Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Courbevoie, northwest of Paris.

A police source said that the suspect was a former student at the university who was born in Pakistan in 1981.

“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 was stabbed 13 times, including in the throat.

He was pronounced dead at 12.35pm, and a knife was found at the scene.

The suspect was arrested after the incident.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told RTÉ News that it was aware of the case and was providing consular assistance.

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