The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office on Friday confirmed it had made several arrests related to the attacks in Brussels. Among them is Mohamed Abrini, wanted over last year terror attacks in Paris. Abrini has been on Europe’s most wanted list since being identified as the man pictured in CCTV images with Salah Abdeslam at a petrol station in Ressons, on the highway to Paris, two days before the November 13 attacks.
The 31-year-old Belgian was “more than likely” the “man in the hat” seen on security camera footage at Brussels airport on March 22 with two suicide bombers, public broadcaster VRT reports, citing unidentified sources.
Abdeslam, one of the prime suspects in the Paris attacks, was arrested in Brussels two weeks ago before suicide bombers struck the city.