Suspect arrested after vehicle hits 6 soldiers in Paris suburb

The main suspect in the attack has been arrested following a manhunt.

— -- A man who allegedly slammed a vehicle into six French soldiers Wednesday morning has been arrested on a highway north of Paris following a manhunt, officials said.

The Paris prosecutor's office also confirmed the arrest to ABC News, saying the man was driving the car authorities were searching for on the A16 highway north of Paris.

Shortly after 8 a.m. local time Wednesday, six French soldiers were on their way to a routine patrol in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret when a vehicle struck them and sped away. The soldiers were leaving an army barracks near De Vedon, authorities said.

The vehicle in question was reportedly a dark-colored BMW, according to French media.

Authorities said all six soldiers, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken to a military hospital in the Hauts-de-Seine area of France.

Levallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany told French news channel BFMTV he had "no doubt" the incident was a "deliberate" attack.

The move means authorities believe Wednesday's act was deliberate and planned with a terrorist motive.

The U.S. Embassy in France posted an alert on Twitter early Wednesday, alerting U.S. citizens of "an attack on military personnel" and urging them to "avoid the area."

ABC News' Paul Pradier contributed to this report.