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Paris gun suspect charged

The suspect in a shooting at a leading French newspaper office has been charged, according to AP. The prosecutor said Abdelhakim Dekhar was charged late on Friday with several attempted murders and a kidnapping lasting fewer than seven days.

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Timeline: Lone gunman 'carried out four Paris attacks'

A lone gunman is believed to have carried out four attacks since Friday including a shooting in the Paris offices of a left-wing newspaper which has left one person seriously injured.

  • A lone gunman enters the offices of 24-hour news channel, BFMTV, on Friday and reportedly fires two shots before declaring: "Next time, I won't miss."
  • On Monday, a man enters the offices of left-wing newspaper Liberation in central Paris.
  • He shoots and seriously wounds a photographer's assistant, who is fighting for his life, before fleeing.
  • About 90 minutes later a lone gunman fired at least three shots into the lobby of the headquarters of Societe Generale - a bank. A window was shattered but nobody was hurt.
  • A lone gunman then hijacked a car and forced the driver to take him to the Champs-Elysees area before vanishing into the crowd.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said: "Given the similarities between these four cases...we are favouring the hypothesis that there is one author. The suspect is of European type, with salt-and-pepper hair and possibly 2 or 3 days of stubble."

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