Jo Goldenberg's restaurant
Jo Goldenberg's restaurant in the Rue Des Rosiers, Paris David Monniaux

The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982 has been arrested in Jordan.

The warrant for Zuhair Mohamad Hassan Khalid al-Abassi, alias Amjad Atta, 62, was issued in March.

Abassi is believed to be one of three gunmen who attacked a Jewish eaterie in Rue des Rosiers killing six people, including two Americans, and wounding 22 people. The Chez Jo Goldenberg restaurant was located in the busy Marais district.

One of the attackers threw a grenade into the restaurant while the others fired at customers. They killers then escaped on foot.

In March, judge Marc Trevidic issued a warrant for the three suspects, all associated with prominent Palestinian terrorist group Abu Nidal Organisation, officially known as the Fatah-Revolutionary Council.

The other two main suspects in the attack have been named as Mahmoud Khader Abed Adra, alias "Hicham Harb", who lives in Ramallah in the West Bank, and Walid Abdulrahman Abu Zayed, alias "Souhail Othman", a resident of Norway.