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

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

A suspected gunman walking in an underground station in Paris on November 18, 2013, is seen in this handout picture taken from surveillance footage and released by Paris Prefecture de Police on November 19, 2013

A suspected gunman walking in an underground station in Paris on November 18, 2013, is seen in this handout picture taken from surveillance footage and released by Paris Prefecture de Police on November 19, 2013

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: 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)

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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 prom

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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)

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)

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: 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: 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:  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: 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:  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: 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:  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: 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:  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: 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:  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: 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)

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)

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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)

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