April 9, 2016 / 5:13 PM / 2 years ago

Paris suspect admits to being Brussels airport 'man in hat': prosecutors

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s federal prosecutor said on Saturday that Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini admitted to being the “man in the hat” seen accompanying two suicide bombers at Brussels airport on March 22.

A man whom officials believe may be a suspect in the attack which took place at the Brussels international airport of Zaventem, is seen in this CCTV image made available by Belgian Police on April 7, 2016. REUTERS/CCTV/Belgian Federal Police/Handout via Reuters/Files

“We confronted him with the video evidence prepared by our special unit,” a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office said. “He had to admit it was him.”

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Toby Chopra

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