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Brussels Bombing Prime Suspect ‘Not Arrested’

Photos issued by the Belgian Federal Police of Najim Laachraoui
Posted: Mar 23, 2016 at 11:37 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


A suspect arrested in Brussels this morning was not Najim Laachraoui, thought to be one of three men in a CCTV image taken before the Zaventem airport attack, some Belgian media are now saying

The newspaper, DH, which first reported the story, says the man detained earlier on Wednesday in the Anderlecht district had been misidentified.

Police and prosecutors have not commented on the reports and are due to hold a news conference within the next hour.

He was believed to be the only remaining suspect on the run following the attacks on Tuesday.

According to the reports the suspect was detained in the city of Anderlecht.

The discovery of an unexploded suicide vest at the international hub led to speculation that the wanted suspect may have pulled out at the last moment.

An hour after the attack, a third device detonated on a train at Maelbeek metro station in central Brussels, killing at least 20 and injuring more than 100.