frantic00/iStockBy IBTISSEM GUENFOUD, ABC News

(PARIS) — Police in a Paris suburb shot dead an individual carrying a knife, authorities confirmed to ABC News.

A dead civilian was discovered nearby, apparently with his throat slashed, police said.

The shooting of the suspect occurred around 5 p.m. local time in the town of Eragny in the Val d’Oise.

France’s Anti-Terror Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to ABC News that it has opened an investigation into whether the apparent throat slashing is linked to terrorism.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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