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Most wanted fugitive arrested in Brussels park

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An escaped murder convict on Belgium’s Most Wanted list was arrested by special police forces in a park of a Brussels municipality on Tuesday.

Grzegorz Janowicz, 39, was walking his dog in Duden park, in the municipality of Forest, when he was caught off guard by Belgium’s Fugitive Active Search Team (FAST).

The FAST team were able to approach Janowicz as he sat down on a bench an opened a can of beer. He reportedly did not resist the arrest and was carrying fake identity documents.

He has since been incarcerated in the Saint-Gilles prison.

In 2015, a Brussels court sentenced Janowicz to an 18-year prison sentence for manslaughter, after he participated in the murder of a 24-year-old man in Anderlecht, according to Het Nieuwsblad.

The Polish national, who had been placed in remand under an electronic surveillance bracelet, had managed to break free from it and escape.

Police had been searching for him for twenty months and they believed he was hiding somewhere in Brussels.

Janowicz is the most recent recaptured fugitive from Belgium’s Most Wanted list, in which 28 convicts are currently listed.

Gabriela Galindo
The Brussels Times

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