PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a key suspect in the Paris attacks (all times local):
Interpol is calling on countries to be vigilant at their borders, saying accomplices of Salah Abdeslam may try to flee after his capture.
In a statement Saturday, the international police agency recommended closer checks at frontiers, especially for stolen passports. Many of the Nov. 13 attackers and accomplices traveled on falsified or stolen documents.
One of the Syrian passports used by a suicide bomber at the French national stadium had been listed by Interpol as among a batch of stolen blank passports.
Belgian and French officials say they believe other accomplices could still be at large.
Salah Abdeslam, the top suspect in last year’s deadly Paris attacks, and a suspected accomplice have been discharged from a hospital in Brussels and will now face official questioning and a fast-track extradition effort.
Abdeslam and his companion were injured when they were captured by police. Yvan Mayeur, the Brussels mayor, announced on Twitter Saturday morning that “the two presumed terrorists” had been discharged from CHU St. Pierre hospital.
French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency security meeting after Belgian authorities detained the top suspect in last year’s deadly Paris attacks.
He is meeting in the Elysee palace Saturday with top security officials, military chief, Prime minister and ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Interior and Justice.
Hollande hailed Friday’s arrest of Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected of driving attackers and other direct participation in the attacks and evaded police for four months.
Speaking in Brussels hours after the police operation, he warned that “more arrests will come.” He said authorities must continue hunting all those who organized or facilitated the attack.
France remains under a state of emergency after the Nov. 13 attacks on a rock concert, cafes and a stadium, which claimed 130 victims
The top suspect in last year’s deadly Paris attacks, captured in Belgium after four months on the run, will now face questioning by investigators and a fast-track effort to extradite him to France.
Salah Abdeslam, a French national, is subject to a European arrest warrant issued by France. He was seized Friday in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek and hospitalized after being shot in the leg.
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