Let the torture begin. This man deserves the harshest punishment coming to him.
It took authorities four months to capture Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted man in Europe.
Of the 10 men accused of carrying out the deadly Paris terror attacks, he was the only one at large. Investigators think Abdeslam may have been the driver of the black Renault Clio that dropped off three suicide bombers near the Stade de France, one of the attack sites.
They also think he wore a discarded suicide belt found on a Paris street after the attacks, a belief based on sweat on the belt that matched Abdelslam’s DNA, a source close to the investigation told CNN.
The inability to apprehend the Belgian-born French citizen was particularly irksome becausepolice stopped him after the November 13 attacks but did not detain him.
He is believed to have called friends to take him to Belgium after the attacks. They passed through police checkpoints, but Abdeslam had not yet been identified as a suspect and they were allowed to continue on their way.
Captured in Molenbeek
He proved elusive until Friday, when authorities captured him after a shootout in Molenbeek, an impoverished suburb of Brussels, Belgium.
Armed and heavily protected police converged on the area and arrested Abdeslam at a residence.