The most wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks has been “caught alive” after being involved in a Brussels shootout, say police.
The Belgian asylum minister Theo Francken declared, “We got him”, referring to 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted man.
Abdeslam has been arrested, and reportedly injured, during a major police operation in the Molenbeek suburb.
At least 10 shots were heard, grenades launched and police helicopters hovered overhead, while fire engines waited in the street.
TV footage showed masked, black-clad security forces guarding a road, where white smoke was seen rising above an apartment block. Read more