A Jewish teacher in France who claimed he was attacked by Islamic State jihadists was taken into custody on Wednesday, accused of lying to police.
The man invited the press to his house in Marseille in southern France the day after the supposed attack in November, saying he had been beaten by three men claiming to represent the jihadist group.
But a police source confirmed on Wednesday that the man had been arrested for allegedly fabricating the story.
He is not the only French teacher to be accused of lying about an Isis attack. In January, a nursery school teacher was sent for psychiatric tests after admitting he lied about an attack in his classroom.