Charlie Hebdo Alerts Paris Police Over Death Threat on Social Media

© AP Photo / Francois MoriA woman picks up the issue of Charlie Hebdo.
A woman picks up the issue of Charlie Hebdo. - Sputnik International
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which suffered from a terrorist attack in January 2015, filed a complaint with Parisian police after receiving a threat of a new attack via social media, local media reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Le Parisien newspaper, the complaint was filed on Thursday after the magazine, famous for publishing controversial cartoons, saw the threat posted on its Facebook page.

"We filed a complaint over the threats to the Police Commissariat of the 13th district of Paris," the magazine’s co-shareholder Eric Portheault was quoted as saying by the paper.

A woman picks up the issue of Charlie Hebdo. - Sputnik International
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Police have reportedly opened an investigation into the case.

According to the publication, during July and so far in August, Charlie Hebdo and its employees have received some 60 threats, insults and anti-Semitic remarks via Facebook.

In January 2015, two gunmen attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 people and wounding 11 more, after the media outlet published satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

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