One of the Paris attack suspects that has been on the run for the last four months was captured alive on Friday during a raid.
Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old Belgian-born French citizen, was injured during a shootout. A few people were wounded, including Abdeslam, but all are in stable condition. Abdeslam was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Belgium’s state secretary for asylum policy and migration, Theo Francken, tweeted “We have him.”
The raid was conducted in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, which is known for being a hotbed for jihadism. There have been several members of the population there that have been linked to terror plots.
A previous raid this week that left one person dead revealed Abdeslam’s fingerprints and DNA in a Brussels apartment. The man killed was was Mohamed Belkaid, who may have directed the Paris attackers via calls from Belgium.
Abdeslam was wanted for his involvement in the Paris attacks last November that left 130 dead. He may have been the driver of a car that dropped of three suicide bombers near the Stade de France. His brother, Mohammed Abdeslam, was previously taken into custody but was released.