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Paris Teacher's Claim of ISIS Assault Was a Hoax, Prosecutor Says

by Nancy Ing /  / Updated 
Police stand in front of the nursery school where a hooded man attacked a  teacher with a knife near Paris, Monday.
Police stand in front of the nursery school where a teacher said he was attacked by a hooded man near Paris, Monday. CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters

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A Paris nursery school teacher who claimed he was assaulted Monday by a hooded man claiming allegiance to ISIS was lying, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the Paris prosecutor's office told NBC News that the teacher "invented the entire story of his attack."

The false report had triggered a response from anti-terrorism officials.

The teacher said that the fictional attacker, wielding a scissors and box cutter, slashed him in the stomach and neck and said, "This is (ISIS), it's a warning," a teachers' union leader told NBC News.

The claim came just a month after the Nov. 13 ISIS-linked shootings and bombings in the French capital that left 130 people dead.

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