Tags: EU | Brussels Attacks | The Latest

Belgium: Suspect Admits He's 'Man in Hat'

Belgium: Suspect Admits He's 'Man in Hat'
(Getty Images)

Saturday, 09 April 2016 02:01 PM

The Federal Prosecution Office in Brussels says it can confirm that arrested terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was the third man present at Brussels Airport during the March 22 suicide bombings there.

Authorities have been frantically seeking the "man in the hat" ever since he was filmed alongside the two bombers just before the airport attack that killed 16 people. Belgian authorities recently released more footage of the man leaving the airport in the wake of the bombings, walking down sidewalks and past a hotel.

The office said in a statement that Abrini confessed to having thrown away his vest in a garbage bin, and said he sold his hat afterward.

Albrini was arrested Friday in Brussels in a police raid. The prosecutor's office said Saturday that Abrini "confessed his presence at the crime scene" after being confronted by investigators.


© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The Federal Prosecution Office in Brussels says it can confirm that arrested terror suspect Mohamed Abrini was the third man present at Brussels Airport during the March 22 suicide bombings there.
EU, Brussels Attacks, The Latest
139
2016-01-09
Saturday, 09 April 2016 02:01 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved