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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French authorities name arrested Paris gunman

French authorities have named a man arrested in connection with carrying out the gun attacks as Abdelhakim Dekhar. Credit: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French authorities have named a man arrested in connection with carrying out gun attacks in Paris earlier this week as Abdelhakim Dekhar.

The man was held in a car park in the suburb of Bois-Colombes.

Authorities said that Dekhar was jailed in 1998 after being involved in several fatal shootings in the same city, in 1994.

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