An hours-long siege at an address in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where police believed Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam was holed up, has ended without any results.
Local mayor Francoise Schepmans told state broadcaster RTBF that the the operation had ended without any arrests or injuries. One administrative arrest was made, but Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in last Friday’s deadly terror attacks in Paris, was not found at the location and remains at large.
It was not immediately known what had led police to the residence in Molenbeek, where loud bangs were heard early on Monday afternoon, after which police officers were seen entering through the roof.
Dozens of anti-terror raids have been carried out in Belgium and France over the past 24 hours, resulting in the arrests of nearly two dozen people, though none are believed to be directly tied to the attacks in Paris. Five of seven people arrested in Belgium over the weekend were released on Monday.
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