Published On: Mon, Nov 16th, 2015

Paris terrorist attack: police close in on Salah Abdeslam , Ibrahim Abdeslam identified as cafe bomber

A worldwide manhunt is underway for Belgian-born French national Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected of being involved in the attacks. French police released his photo and warned that he is “dangerous.”

Sources told CNN that he was stopped and questioned by French police shortly after the attacks.

The RTL reports that police have arrested Abdeslam in the Belgian suburb of Molenbeek, but within a few minutes, that report was contradicted by Belgian public broadcaster RTBF who said Abdeslam was not in custody.

Abdeslam was the subject of a French police wanted order. His brother was named by French police as a bomber who carried out a suicide attack on one of the locations targeted on Friday night.

Salah Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam

According to multiple reports, police carried out a raid in Molenbeek this morning and closed several roads.

Witnesses at the scene described hearing explosions followed by orders given by police through a loudspeaker.

One man was apparently then ordered to come to the window with his hands raised.

Salah allegedly rented the black Volkswagen Polo used by the group that attacked the Bataclan concert hall.

He is said to have been born and lived in Belgium, although French police have described him as a French national.

In the hours after the attacks, French police stopped Abdeslam and two other men close to the border with Belgium, but allowed them to go on their way because their names were not at that stage on any wanted list.

Ibrahim Abdeslam, the brother of Salah, was identified by prosecutors as the man who rented a Seat vehicle used in the attacks.

He carried out the suicide attack at the Comptoir Voltaire cafe. Ibrahim, 31, was a French national based in Belgium.

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