Two reconstructions, as part of the investigation relating to the attacks perpetrated on March 22nd, took place on thursday at Schaerbeek and Brussels Airport. Mohamed Abrini, the main suspect still alive, was present in both cases, confirmed the Federal Prosecutor’s Office confirmed at a point between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
The authorities only stated that the reconstructions passed off “without incident,” but refused to give more details “in the interests of the current investigation.”
On Thursday afternoon, the first reconstruction occurred on Rue Max Roos, in Schaerbeek, where Mohamed Abrini, Najim Laachraoui and Ibrahim El Bakraoui had all taken a taxi for Brussels Airport on March 22nd.
The reconstruction took place around 2.30 p.m. ending around 4.30 p.m. So noted the press agency Belga reporting on the ground.
During the evening, the investigators headed for Brussels Airport to reconstruct the circumstances in the departure hall.
The Prosecutor’s Office merely pointed out that this reconstruction took place around 10.00 p.m.
A Belga photograph taken at the site shows that canvas covers and indeed lighting had been put in position at the scene of the reconstruction.
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)