I recently wrote an article entitled: “Authorities on the Hunt For Brussels Suspects, FBI Sends Help,” for FEDmanager. Read an excerpt below, or visit FEDmanager to read the entire piece.
Belgian authorities are still on the hunt for the third suspect in the bombing at Zaventem Airport in Belgium’s capital Tuesday.
Three suspects were filmed walking through the airport–29-year-old Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, 24-year-old ISIS bomb maker, Najim Laachraoui, a Belgian citizen of Moroccan descent, and an unknown male. Najim and Ibrahim are presumed dead, while the third man caught on security footage has not been identified and his whereabouts are unknown.
The 35-pound bomb on this man did not detonate when the others did and was later destroyed by authorities using a controlled explosion. Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw has said this bomb was even larger than the ones that did explode, according to CNN.
Meanwhile, beneath the city, two suspects were allegedly involved in bombing a metro train near the Maelbeek station. Authorities believe two terrorists carried out this attack–Khalid El Bakraoui, brother of Ibrahim, who died in the suicide attack, and a second, unnamed person whose fate and whereabouts are still unknown.