Belgian authorities announced Friday the arrest of the key remaining suspect in the November Paris terror attacks. Mohamed Abrini is suspected of driving the ISIS terrorists involved in the Paris attacks, and is also believed to be the mysterious “man in the hat” seen on CCTV before the blasts in the Brussels airport last month.
Eric Van der Sypt, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office, said that Abrini was one of two people arrested. He identified the other as Osama Krayem.Abrini, a 31-year-old Belgian-Moroccan, had been among Europe’s most wanted and was considered “armed and dangerous.”
On Thursday, Belgian authorities launched a fresh appeal for the public’s help, releasing photos and video of the man in the hat’s escape route after he left the airport:
The attacks Abrini allegedly played a role in left a total of 162 people dead — 130 in Paris and 32 in Brussels.