Officials: Main fugitive in Paris attacks captured in Brussels

The suspect was at large for four months

Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind of the terror attacks in Paris, was captured in Brussels.
Courtesy: CBS News


BRUSSELS (AP) – Officials: Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam captured in Brussels in police operation after 4 months at large.

Two French police officials have told The Associated Press that Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after four months at large.

They said he was arrested Friday in a major police operation in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek. Both officials are in contact with people involved in the operation and spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing operation.

Abdeslam was among several attackers who targeted cafes, a rock concert and a stadium in Paris’ deadliest attacks in decades, which killed 130 people.

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