There were conflicted reports that the gunman had been arrested by police on Tuesday morning, however, it appears he is still on the run.
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At 10:15 a.m. French time on Monday, a man armed with a rifle, opened fire at the headquarters of Libération, one of France’s leading newspapers.
He shot a photographer’s assistant in the chest and then walked out of the building. On Monday, the victim was in critical condition at a Paris hospital.
The victim came out of a coma on Tuesday morning but is still under close medical attention.
Twenty minutes later, according to the police, a driver was taken hostage by the same man. The gunman forced the driver to take him to the Champs-Elysées.
The French authorities said they were looking for “a caucasian male, between the age of 35 and 45, with gray hair and a three-day beard.”
According to French TV station BFM TV, the same man tried to attack two of its journalists on Friday morning.