Paris Attacks Fugitive Abdeslam Wounded and Held, Echo Says

This is a an undated handout image made available by Belgium Federal Police of Salah Abdeslam who is wanted in connection to the November 13 attacks in Paris. A Brussels apartment was likely used to make bombs for the Paris attacks, and one of the plotters also hid out there after escaping a police dragnet, Belgian prosecutors said Friday Jan. 8, 2016. The prosecutors said they found Salah Abdeslam's fingerprint in a search of the apartment on Dec. 10, but wouldn't say why they waited a month to announce it. (Belgium Federal Police via AP)

This is a an undated handout image made available by Belgium Federal Police of Salah Abdeslam.

Source: Belgium Federal Police via AP Images

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.

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