Rabat - The Main suspect of the Paris attacks was arrested today in Molenbeek near Brussels, Belgium media reported.
Rabat – The Main suspect of the Paris attacks was arrested today in Molenbeek near Brussels, Belgium media reported.
Belgium Secretary of State for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification confirmed the news in a tweet.
We hebben hem.
— Theo Francken (@FranckenTheo) March 18, 2016
Salah Abdeslam, who was on the loose since the Paris Attacks was caught in a terror raid in Brussels area. “He was injured and arrested,” according to Reuters.
— Reuters Live (@ReutersLive) March 18, 2016
Abdeslam was shot and wounded then was captured alive in an anti-terror operation. According to Belgium Police, one person was killed in the operation whose identity is still unknown.
— Peter Spiegel (@SpiegelPeter) March 18, 2016
Prior to launching the Molenbeek operation, Belgium Prosecutors said that the suspect’s fingerprints had been found in an apartment that was raided on Tuesday.
Salah Abdeslam, is a Belgian-born terrorist who has been on the run since he allegedly gunned down civilians during the Paris attacks of November 13.
The 26-year-old member of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) was “Europe’s most wanted man.”
Authorities have said Salah rented the black Volkswagen Polo used during the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall, which claimed the lives of 89 innocent people.
Shortly after the attacks, Abdeslam was stopped by the police in his vehicle at the Brussels border, where he was let go and allowed entrance into Belgium after checking his ID.