Mohamed Abrini confesses to being 'man in hat' in Brussels airport attack
April 9, 2016 - Uncategorized
After nearly three weeks of frantic searching, Belgian authorities announced Saturday they had finally arrested and identified the elusive “man in the hat” spotted alongside two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Brussels Airport on March 22.
In a terse evening statement, Belgium’s Federal Prosecution Office said recently detained Mohamed Abrini — the last identified suspect at large from the Nov. 13 Paris attacks — had confessed to being the vest- and hat-wearing man whose video image had been widely circulated by authorities.
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“After being confronted with the results of the different expert examinations, he confessed his presence at the crime scene,” the statement said. Read more…