The suspect in a grisly apparent terror attack in France has admitted to killing and decapitating his boss, according to officials.
The Paris prosecutor's office — which handles terrorism cases in France — confirmed to NBC News that Yassin Salhi had confessed to beheading Herve Cornara. The victim's head was found on a railing of the factory's gates, framed by two flags, both inscribed with the "shahadah, an Islamic verse.
Salhi has not yet been charged with any crime and the prosecutor's office declined to comment further on the details of the confession.
He was detained on Friday after the attack on the Air Products plant in Saint-Quentin, Fallavier. French President Francois Hollande said in the aftermath that the attack bore the hallmarks of terrorism and that there was "no doubt" the attacker planned to blow up the whole plant.
As part of their investigation into the attack, French officials also have arrested Salhi's wife, sister and one other person.