Update: Irish lecturer stabbed to death in Paris named; alleged attacker a former student

Police at the scene. Picture: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Update 7pm: An Irish man has been stabbed to death in Paris.

The 66-year-old teacher was attacked outside the Léonard de Vinci University where he worked.

He has been named by the college as John Dowling, who had been working there for nearly 20 years.

A man was arrested at the scene of the stabbing.

The university has confirmed the alleged attacker was a former student at the college.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

Earlier: An Irish lecturer has been stabbed to death in Paris by a former student, according to media reports.

Paris Match reports that the Irish man was stabbed at the Léonard de Vinci university campus.

It is reported that the 66-year-old had been teaching English in France for the last 20 years.

Le Parisien reports that he was stabbed by a Pakistani national who has since been arrested.

The same paper reports that the alleged attacker was admitted to the university in 2016 but expelled the following year.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said they are aware of the case and are providing consular assistance.

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