Saturday 16 December 2017

Paris shooting suspect 'arrested'

Security was stepped up across Paris following the shootings (AP)
Security was stepped up across Paris following the shootings (AP)

The suspected gunman in a shooting at a Paris newspaper that gravely wounded a photographer, has been arrested, prosecutors say.

Agnes Thibault Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the French prosecutor's office, said that "a suspect with a strong resemblance to the shooter" was arrested on Wednesday evening. The suspected gunman is also believed to be behind three other attacks around the capital.

The arrest took place in Bois-Colombes, 10 kilometres (six miles) north of Paris.

Authorities had released video footage and photos of the suspect nationwide.

The motive for the attacks is unclear. They prompted heightened security at media offices and on the busy Champs-Elysees.

AP

Press Association

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