Captured Paris Attack Suspect Reportedly Planned New Acts in Brussels

Paris-compressedBRUSSELS (Associated Press) The top suspect in last year’s Paris attacks told investigators after he was captured that he was planning new operations from Brussels and possibly had access to several weapons, Belgium’s foreign minister said Sunday.

Salah Abdeslam had claimed that “he was ready to restart something from Brussels, and it’s maybe the reality,” Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said.

Reynders gave credence to the suspect’s claim because “we found a lot of weapons, heavy weapons in the first investigations, and we have seen a new network of people around him in Brussels.”

Abdeslam, captured Friday in a police raid in Brussels, was charged Saturday with “terrorist murder” by Belgian authorities. He is a top suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

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  • bowie1

    It’s time for Mr. Abdeslam to pay for his crimes.

    • Paige Turner

      What do you have in mind?

      • bowie1

        Serious prison time is the least that one can expect. It may not change his attitude but at least he is out of harm’s way, although there are no doubt plenty of fellow terrorists who could replace him.

        • Paige Turner

          I think they should send him to a Trump rally and let his supporters deal with him the way they deal with black people and protesters.

  • bowie1

    Well, it looks like some terrorists have already stepped into his place with the brazen attacks in Belgium.