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French minister announces Paris arrest of extremist planning imminent attack on church.

  • CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, address the media after a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, address the media after a cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

  • CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after a cabinet meeting with French President Francois Hollande,  Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after a cabinet meeting with French President Francois Hollande, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

  • CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, center, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after a cabinet meeting while French President Francois Hollande, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    CAPTION CORRECT, CORRECTS SPELLING OF NAME AND DATE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, center, and interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after a cabinet meeting while French President Francois Hollande, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of heavy weapons planned an imminent attack on one or more French churches, France's top security official said Wednesday, announcing the arrest of the man who is also accused in the death of a young mother, Aurelie Chatelain, a 32-year-old Frenchwoman visiting Paris for a training session for her work. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

France's top security official says police have arrested an Islamic extremist in Paris as he was planning an imminent attack on one or more churches.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the man is also accused of killing a young woman shortly before he was arrested on Sunday.

The 24-year-old computer science student had lived in France for several years and had been flagged by security officials last year.

A French security official says the suspect was arrested after he apparently had shot himself and called for an ambulance.