Paris Attacks Fugitive Abdeslam Wounded and Held, Echo SaysJohn Martens
Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam was wounded and held by police during raids in the Molenbeek borough of Brussels, L’Echo reported.
The report comes after the Belgian prosecutors office said earlier Friday that Abdeslam’s fingerprints were found during a house search earlier this week in another part of the Belgian capital. The raid was part of the investigation into the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.
The fugitive’s prints were retrieved during a March 15 operation in the Forest borough of Brussels, the Belgian federal prosecutors office said in a statement on Friday.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel left a European Union summit in Brussels immediately after it ended because of the police actions in Molenbeek, the Belga newswire reported. The nation’s terror threat level was left at the second-highest level on Wednesday.