SUNDAY TIMES - Belgian media say Brussels prime suspect not arrested
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Sunday Times Best of International By Alastair Macdonald, 2016-03-23

Belgian media say Brussels prime suspect not arrested

Flowers and a candle for the victims of today's Brussels attacks, are placed on the steps of the Belgian embassy in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2016.
Image: FABRIZIO BENSCH REUTERS

Belgian media which earlier reported the arrest on Wednesday of a prime suspect in Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels said the person detained was not, in fact, Najim Laachraoui.

La Libre Belgique newspaper said another person had been arrested. DH, which first reported the story, also said the man detained in the Anderlecht district had been misidentified.

Police and prosecutors have been declining all comment but will hold a news conference at noon GMT.

- Reuters