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Paris shooting suspect 'arrested'

A French police officer wearing a bullet-proof jacket stands at the entrance of France Info radio station in Paris
A French police officer wearing a bullet-proof jacket stands at the entrance of France Info radio station in Paris
A suspected gunman walking in an underground station in Paris on November 18, 2013
French police officers investigate in the Societe Generale headquarters at the La Defense business district after a shooting

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

Police officers patrol near the entrance of the Societe General Bank headquarters in La Defense business district, west of Paris
Police officers patrol near the entrance of the Societe General Bank headquarters in La Defense business district, west of Paris
The Societe Generale headquarters stands in the La Defense business district
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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