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French prosecutors say suspect in Paris newspaper shooting arrested

  • This photo dated Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, taken from the footage of a security camera and released by the Paris Prefecture de Police on Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013, shows the alleged gunman walking at the Concorde underground station in Paris, France. French police are hunting for a gunman suspected in a shooting Monday at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, as well as three other attacks around the nation's capital. The motive for the attacks, which prompted heightened security at media offices and the busy Champs-Elysees shopping avenue, is unclear.( AP Photo/Prefecture de Police)

    This photo dated Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, taken from the footage of a security camera and released by the Paris Prefecture de Police on Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013, shows the alleged gunman walking at the Concorde underground station in Paris, France. French police are hunting for a gunman suspected in a shooting Monday at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, as well as three other attacks around the nation's capital. The motive for the attacks, which prompted heightened security at media offices and the busy Champs-Elysees shopping avenue, is unclear.( AP Photo/Prefecture de Police)  (The Associated Press)

  • This unlocated photo taken from a footage of a security camera on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and released by Paris prosecutor office, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, shows a man carrying a bag presented as the main suspect in a shooting at daily newspaper Liberation in Paris, France. French police are hunting for a gunman suspected in a shooting Monday at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, as well as three other attacks around the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Paris Prosecutor Office)

    This unlocated photo taken from a footage of a security camera on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, and released by Paris prosecutor office, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, shows a man carrying a bag presented as the main suspect in a shooting at daily newspaper Liberation in Paris, France. French police are hunting for a gunman suspected in a shooting Monday at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, as well as three other attacks around the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Paris Prosecutor Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, right, and Paris Police executive Christian Flaesch, left, present photos from surveillance cameras showing a gunman leaving BFM television headquarters, left, and in a Paris street near Liberation newspaper, right, during a press conference in Paris, Monday Nov. 18, 2013. Francois Molins says a lone gunman appears to be behind a shooting at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, and three other attacks. He said the gunman opened fire at the prominent daily Liberation on Monday morning. Soon afterward, shots were fired at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale west of Paris.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Paris prosecutor Francois Molins, right, and Paris Police executive Christian Flaesch, left, present photos from surveillance cameras showing a gunman leaving BFM television headquarters, left, and in a Paris street near Liberation newspaper, right, during a press conference in Paris, Monday Nov. 18, 2013. Francois Molins says a lone gunman appears to be behind a shooting at a Paris newspaper office that gravely wounded a photographer, and three other attacks. He said the gunman opened fire at the prominent daily Liberation on Monday morning. Soon afterward, shots were fired at the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale west of Paris.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)  (The Associated Press)

French prosecutors say authorities have arrested the suspected gunman in a shooting at a Paris newspaper that gravely wounded a photographer.

Agnes Thibault Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the French prosecutor's office, said that "a suspect with a strong resemblance to the shooter" was arrested 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 kilometers (6 miles) north of Paris. Lecuivre says she cannot give further details.

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 shopping avenue.