Brussels – Mohamed Abrini, the main suspect in the Paris terror attacks from last year, has been caught by Belgian authorities on Friday. Abrini is thought to be involved as well in the deadly bombing which took place at Brussels airport.
The suspect was arrested with Osama Krayen, who is also under investigations for his role on both of the terrorist events, but has not been so publicly well-known as Abrini, as reported by CNN.}
According to local media, Abrini, 31 was “more than likely” to be the man in the hat seen on the published security camera footage at Brussels airport on March 22, with the two suicide bombers.
The Belgian-Moroccan man had been on the Europe’s most wanted list after his part in Paris events. Abrini’s car, a Renault Clio, was used in the past November to drive some of the suspects to the Stade de France, as reported by Enfast.
However, family members assured the 31-year-old was in Brussels the night of the Paris attacks, even though he was later spotted wandering into the subway an allegedly contacted one person in the city.
The arrests came a few days after the police released new images and details about the man in the hat. The information revealed that the man, who was allegedly Abrini, was caught on camera leaving the airport in Zaventem and then heading west into the Brussels district of Schaerbeek, about two hours after the bombings.
Naim al-Hamed, which real name is Osama Krayem, has been arrested and had probably been the center of plenty investigations after the Brussels attacks. Krayem, 28, was wanted hours after the airport bombing and was described by French investigators as “very dangerous and probably armed”
Krayem is believed to have an operational role in the Brussels attack. His DNA was found at an apartment in Brussels’ Schaerbeek district where the three airport attackers left in that controversial morning.
The man was born in Syria in 1988. He is thought to have come to Europe through the Greek island of Leros, among hundreds of refugees from the war zones nations.