Paris Attacker Captured Alive


Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attacker that got away, is believed to have been captured alive in Brussels, Belgium. The Brussels Police Department has been having a very difficult time in their efforts to capture the terrorist, but their efforts may have been rewarded.

Salah Abdeslam
Salah Abdeslam

Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, tweeted, “We hebben hem,” which translates to  “We got him” in English.

If the reports are correct, this capture would be a major turn in the investigation of the Paris attack in Europe.

Abdeslam fled Paris after the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people at a theatre in Paris, the national stadium and cafes. Most of the attackers died that night, including Abdeslam’s brother Brahim, who blew himself up. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, in which Belgian nationals played key roles.

If Abdeslam was indeed captured alive, any information that can be extracted from him could be vital in the fight against terrorism.