Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Brussels Terrorist Suspect Arrested; Was the Bomb Maker

The "third suspect," the man in white, is believed to be Najim Laachraoui, who was captured this morning.

The third suspect in the Brussels bombings has been arrested

Najim Laachraoui, 24, was captured in the Anderlecht suburb of the Belgian capital following a massive manhunt, according to Belgian media reports. His arrest comes just hours after two brothers were identified as the suicide bombers behind the ISIS-claimed attacks.

Laachraoui is known to have traveled to Syria in the past and was  captured on security footage at Brussels airport with the two brothers before Tuesday's deadly blasts. He is believed to have made the suicide vests used in the November attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed, according to The Associated Press. It was also reported that Laachraoui's DNA was found on all of the vests that were used in Paris and in a Brussels apartment where they were made.

He most likely made the bombs used in Tuesday's attacks.

1 comment:

  1. Despite several sources in Belgian media saying Laachraoui was arrested, that was wrong, Belgian media are now retracting those reports.