Salah Abdeslam, the gunman who got away following the Paris attacks, has reportedly been shot and wounded in Molenbeek, Belgium.
The Independent reports that the Paris Attacks’ suspect has been wounded and caught alive by Belgian authorities.
BREAKING: Officials say Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam captured in Brussels in police operation after 4 months at large.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 18, 2016
It is rumoured that a police officer was also wounded in the fire fight.
In the past few hours news broke that Abdeslam’s fingerprints where found inside a house raided on Tuesday in Brussels.
— Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) March 18, 2016
It is thought that Abdeslam may have fled the raid on Tuesday, similarly to how he escaped undetected in the aftermath of the attacks on November 13 which left 130 dead.
Abdeslam lived in the notorious Belgian district of Molenbeek before the atrocities in Paris, which became infamous following the terrorist attack.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.