The French prosecutor's office says the top suspect in the 1982 attack in the heart of Paris' Jewish quarter has been arrested in Jordan.

Spokeswoman Agnes Thibualt-Lecuivre said Wednesday the suspect was arrested on June 1. She described Souhaur Mouhamad Hassan Khalil Al-Abbassi as the "supervisor" of the attack that killed six people and injured 22.

She said France is requesting his extradition, but could not say how long the process of bringing the suspect to France would take.