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Paris manhunt still ongoing as police deny they have arrested man who opened fire in newspaper office

Police officers stand outside Liberation newspaper office in Paris after a gunman opened fire in the lobby (AP)
Police officers stand outside Liberation newspaper office in Paris after a gunman opened fire in the lobby (AP)
Police officers patrol at the Champs Elysees avenue after a gunman opened fire in the lobby of Liberation newspaper in Paris (AP)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: French police officers stand outside the Societe Generale headquarters in the La Defense business district after a shooting on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: An impact mark, allegedly from a gun shot, is seen in a window on the Societe Generale headquarters at La Defense business district on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: The Societe Generale headquarters stands in the La Defense business district on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: French police officers investigate in the Societe Generale headquarters at the La Defense business district after a shooting on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: The Societe Generale headquarters stands in the La Defense business district on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: A sign hangs outside he Societe Generale headquarters in the La Defense business district on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: French police officers investigate at the Societe Generale headquarters in the La Defense business district after a shooting on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 18: A sign hangs outside he Societe Generale headquarters in the La Defense business district on November 18, 2013 in Paris, France. Paris police are hunting for a gunman following attacks at the offices of the left-wing newspaper Liberation, which left a staff member seriously injured, and outside at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
Police officers patrol near the entrance of the Societe General Bank headquarters in La Defense business district, west of Paris, Monday Nov. 18, 2013. Soon after a shooting at newspaper Liberation, shots were fired at the headquarters of a major French bank west of Paris, and a gunman briefly took a man hostage nearby. The Paris police headquarters said that it is not clear whether the three incidents are linked, but that authorities are increasing security in all three places as well as media offices around Paris. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Gerard Bon

French prosecutors denied a report in Le Parisien newspaper today that police had arrested a man believed to have opened fire with a shotgun at the offices of a left-wing newspaper and a major bank in Paris.

The gunman seriously wounded a photographer's assistant at Liberation newspaper on Monday before firing at least three shots into the lobby of the suburban headquarters of Societe Generale in the La Defense business district 10 kilometers (6 miles) west of the centre.

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