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Brussels Blasts: Prime Suspect Najim Laachraoui Has Not Been Arrested

The prime suspect in the Brussels airport bombing is not in custody and is still at large, despite media reports saying he had been arrested.

Francophone Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure was the first media outlet to report that Najim Laachraoui has been arrested. The paper said on its website that 25-year-old Laachraoui was arrested in the city’s Anderlecht district.

The man wanted by Belgian police in connection with the Zaventem airport explosions

Laachraoui has been named by Belgian media as the third man filmed on CCTV at the airport alongside two other bombers, but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.

One of the airport bombers was named as Ibrahim El Bakraoui. His brother, Khalid, is believed to have been the bomber at the Maalbeek metro station.

On Monday, Belgian prosecutors said DNA had identified Laachraoui as a suspected accomplice in last year’s Paris attacks.

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