Paris attacks fugitive’s prints found in Brussels apartment

Published: Friday 18th March 2016 by The News Editor

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A Belgian prosecutor says the fingerprints of Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam have been found in a Brussels apartment that police raided earlier this week.

A man was shot dead at the scene on Tuesday as he fired on police. Two other people escaped from the dwelling in the Forest neighbourhood of Brussels.

Belgian federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt, who confirmed that Abdeslam’s prints were found at the scene, said it was not yet known if Abdeslam was one of them.

Abdeslam fled Paris after the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people. Most of the Paris attackers died that night, including Abdeslam’s brother Brahim, who blew himself up.

Mr Van der Sypt said it had not been established how old the fingerprints were, or how long Abdeslam spent in the apartment on the Rue Du Dries.

Published: Friday 18th March 2016 by The News Editor

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