Prosecutor: French Teacher Lied About Terror Attack

PARIS (AP) -
French police and firefighters are seen in front of the nursery school where a hooded man claiming to be acting for Islamic State attacked a  teacher with a knife in Aubervilliers, near Paris, France, December 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French police and firefighters are seen in front of the nursery school where a teacher claimed to have been attacked with a knife in Aubervilliers, near Paris, France, Monday. (Reuters/Charles Platiau)

The Paris prosecutor’s office says that a teacher who claimed Monday morning to have been attacked by a masked terrorist invoking Islamic State made up the story.

The attack reported Monday by the teacher set off a manhunt in the northern Paris suburb of Aubervilliers.

Both the Paris prosecutor’s office and the local prosecutor said the teacher was being questioned Monday afternoon.