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Teacher in Paris suburb assaulted by attacker citing Islamic State

  • A municipal employee directs the trafic near a pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015 in Paris suburb Aubervilliers. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    A municipal employee directs the trafic near a pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015 in Paris suburb Aubervilliers. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers patrol near a pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015 in Paris suburb Aubervilliers. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Police officers patrol near a pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015 in Paris suburb Aubervilliers. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers patrol near a Paris suburb Aubervilliers pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack in the town of Aubervilliers is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Police officers patrol near a Paris suburb Aubervilliers pre-school, after a masked assailant with a box-cutter and scissors who mentioned the Islamic State group attacked a teacher, Monday, Dec.14, 2015. The assailant remains at large, and the motive for the attack in the town of Aubervilliers is unclear, authorities said. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

French anti-terrorism authorities are investigating an attack on a teacher in a Paris suburb by an assailant with a sharp object who cited the Islamic State group.

Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says anti-terrorism authorities are looking into the incident Monday morning in the town of Aubervilliers. The assailant is at large, she says.

Police say the assailant attacked the teacher with sharp object such as a box-cutter or scissors. It is unclear whether the teacher suffered injuries.

The incident comes as France remains under a state of emergency after Nov. 13 attacks by extremists linked to the Islamic State group that killed 130 people.