Police arrest key Paris attacks suspect

2016-04-08 18:19
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Brussels - Two Paris police officials have confirmed that a key suspect in the November 13 attacks in Paris has been arrested in Belgium.

The officials confirmed the arrest on Friday of the last identified fugitive in the Paris attacks, Mohamed Abrini.

The Belgian federal prosecutor's office said that it had made "several arrests" linked to the March 22 attacks, but did not name Abrini, who has never been called a suspect in the Brussels bloodshed.

Abrini's suspected role in the Paris attacks has never been made clear. He was seen in the attack convoy en route to Paris in the days ahead of the bloodshed, but disappeared afterward.

One of the French police officials said Abrini was believed to be the man in the hat who was last seen leaving the Brussels airport after the double explosion there.

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