Brussels official: Explosive traces, print of Paris terror suspect found in search – CNN

Suicide attack aborted?

The source said investigators had analyzed the suicide belt, found on a sidewalk on Rue Frederic Chopin in the Paris suburb of Montrouge, and discovered traces of sweat that matched Abdeslam’s DNA.

Investigators are working under the theory that Abdeslam was supposed to blow himself up in Paris’ 18th arrondissement but backed out, the source told CNN.

The apartment in Brussels, where he may have hidden out for a time, was searched on December 10. It was rented “under a false identity that might have been used by a person already in custody in this case,” the prosecutor’s statement said Friday.

Three handmade belts that might have been intended to transport explosives were also found in the apartment.


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