Belgian prosecutors appeal for new evidence on third airport attacker

Belgian prosecutors are appealing to the public for new information about the third attacker at the Brussels airport, known as the "man with the hat" based on video surveillance images, who fled the airport, where two suicide bombers set off explosions.

"We especially appeal to people who might have filmed or taken a photograph of the suspect," says prosecution spokesman Eric van der Sypt, adding: "All information will be handled discreetly."

In a reconstruction based on surveillance camera footage, the man is shown walking and then running near the airport. It shows him walking for a long way through the nearby town of Zaventem and into Brussels, towards the area where several European Union institutions are based.

At one point he cast off the jacket he had worn at the airport, which is white with a hood lined in black. "We're particularly interested in the jacket," another spokesman adds.

Last update: Thu, 07/04/2016 - 15:01
Author: 

More from Europe

Merkel's CDU to toughen ayslum laws at party conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s signalled on Monday that her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) will toughen...

Concerns high as Europe eyes post-Renzi Italy

European leaders were trying to see the best path forward for Italy on Monday, a day after voters rejected a...

No political motive found in shooting of Finnish councillor, 2 others

Police investigating the fatal shooting of three women in a small town in south-east Finland have so far not found...

Italy president set to steer political crisis after Renzi resignation

Italian President Sergio Mattarella called for "calm" on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his...

British Muslim jailed for attacking teenage couple on street

A British Muslim convert who knocked out a 16-year-old boy for hugging a girl on the street was sentenced to 28...