Paris attacks – suspicious car found on Tuesday was hired by Salah Abdeslam
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
A suspicious car, that was registered in Belgium and may have been used in preparation for the attacks on Friday night, was found in Paris on Tuesday. This “car was hired by Salah Abdeslam,” suspected of being one of the perpetrators of the attacks and for whom police have an international arrest warrant, AFP has learned from police sources.
“A black Clio, found on Place Albert-Kahn in Paris’ 18th arrondissement (north), may have been used in the preparation for the attacks,” police sources explained. “This car, identified on the A1 motorway (which serves northern France), was possibly involved in what may have been preparatory liaisons between Paris and Belgium,” stated one of them.
“However, only analysis by police forensic experts will be able to determine its involvement,” another police source qualified. The Belgium-registered vehicle was found parked half-on-half-off a zebra crossing located on a corner.
The operations to check for unexploded devices, aiming to determine if the vehicle was booby-trapped, ended mid-morning. Police forensic experts worked on the vehicle that was removed at 11.00am (10.00am GMT).