Authorities arrest new suspect in Belgian terror attacks
BRUSSELS — Belgian prosecutors on Saturday arrested a new suspect in the attacks on the Brussels airport and subway that killed 31 people.
The Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office told Fox News that Faycal Cheffou had been taken into custody after police raided his home.
Belgian media are reporting that Cheffou has been identified as the man suspected of fleeing Brussels airport after two alleged accomplices blew themselves up there in Tuesday’s attack.
The arrest came hours after the federal prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for Cheffou’s arrest.
He is being charged with participation in a terrorist attack, terrorist murder and attempting terrorist murder, Fox News reported.
Police found no weapons or explosives during the search of his home, prosecutors said.
ISIS has claimed credit for the coordinated suicide attacks at the Brussels international airport and a subway station that killed 31 people and injured more than 300.
The arrest came as Brussels airport officials moved to assess the damage caused by twin explosions at the terminal on Tuesday.
Authorities have wrapped up their investigation of the crime scene at the airport, and will allow engineers into the building to check its structural safety and information technology systems — and whether any damage can be repaired quickly.
Brussels Airport, which handles 23.5 million passengers annually, said it would be Tuesday at the earliest before flights resume.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.