The first bloodbath took place in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb some 25 miles from the centre of the French capital on Friday.
An investigating source said: “The body of decapitated man was found at around 5.30 in the afternoon.
“When police arrived, the person thought to be responsible was still present and threatened them with his weapons.”
The unidentified killer then fled to the nearby town of Eragny-sur-Oise, around two miles away, where he refused to surrender.
“He was waving a gun by this time and further threatened officers,’ said the source.
“This is when he was shot dead by police. Around ten shots were heard.”
Anti-terrorist prosecutors immediately became investigating the incident, said the source, who said the attacker was being viewed as a “suspected terrorist”.
More to follow…