Another suspect in Brussels terrorism attacks arrested

Another suspect in Brussels terrorism attacks arrested. Another suspect in the March 22 attacks in Brussels was arrested, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office announced Friday.

Soldiers block the access to a road close to the Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on March 22, 2016, where a bomb detonated. Thirty-two people died in the explosion and in another bombing at Brussels Airport. A suspect was arrested on Thursday. Photo by Diego Ravier/UPI | License Photo

A man identified only as “Ali E.H.A.,” a 31-year-old Belgian national, was taken into custody Thursday after a house search in Brussels’ Schaerbeeck neighborhood. The announcement said he was “arrested and later put in detention by the Investigating Judge for participation in the activities of a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempted terrorist murders, as a perpetrator, co-perpetrator or accomplice.”

Two bombs detonated at Brussels Airport on March 22; a third discovered bomb failed to explode. The same day, a bomb exploded at the city’s Maelbeek subway station. Thirty-two people were killed and about 300 were injured in both incidents; three suicide bombers were also killed.

On Thursday, a Belgian court approved the extradition of Mohamed Abrini, a suspect in the Brussels attacks and the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, to France. Abrini will not be handed over to French authorities until his suspected role in the Brussels attacks has been fully investigated.

By Ed Adamczyk