Belgium arrests 10th person in Paris attack probe

BRUSSELS,  A 10th person, a Belgian citizen, was arrested in Brussels in connection with the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris which killed 130 people.

Belgian soldiers patrol the streets of Brussels on November 22, days after raids were conducted in the city in relation to the terror attacks in Paris on November 13. A 10th person was arested in Brussels in connection with the attacks, prosecutors announced Thursday. File photo by CRM/Shutterstock
Belgian soldiers patrol the streets of Brussels on November 22, days after raids were conducted in the city in relation to the terror attacks in Paris on November 13. A 10th person was arested in Brussels in connection with the attacks, prosecutors announced Thursday. File photo by CRM/Shutterstock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosecutors said Thursday a man identified as Ayoub B., 22, was charged with “committing terrorist murder and participation at the activities of a terrorist organization.” The arrest came Wednesday at the building in the Molenbeek section of Brussels where Salah Abdeslam, a direct participant in the attack believed still alive, allegedly hid.

About 10 cellphones were seized in Thursday’s arrest, but no explosives or weapons were found.

Belgium has been a central point of the investigation into the explosions and massacre on a single night at a Paris sports stadium, a concert hall and a street of restaurants. Two suicide bombers involved had been living in Belgium.

Meanwhile, the Brussels City Council announced the cancellation Wednesday of the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the Place de Brouckere, citing concerns over terrorism. On Thursday, a hearing for two men identified as Mohamed Karay, 27, and Said Souati, 30, accused of plotting a New Year’s Eve terrorist attack, was scheduled.

By Ed Adamczyk

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