Police arrest suspected Brussels terrorist

  • 09/04/2016
Mohamed Abrini, a 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 (Reuters)
Mohamed Abrini, a 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 (Reuters)

Belgian federal prosecutors have confirmed that Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini has been arrested along with four other people, including a man they believe may have helped the Brussels bombers.

Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian, has been on Europe's most wanted list since being seen on a motorway service station CCTV video driving with another Paris attacks suspect, Salah Abdeslam, towards Paris from Belgium.

The car they drove was used two days later in the November 13 attacks in Paris, in which Abdeslam's elder brother was a suicide bomber.

The prosecutors said they were looking into whether Abrini was also the person, dubbed the "man in the hat", seen at Brussels Airport with two suspected suicide bombers on March 22, the day of the Brussels attacks.

AAP