New Footage Of ‘Man In Hat’ Brussels Terror Suspect

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Belgian anti- terror police have released new footage of the third suspect in last months Brussels terror attacks.

The Mirror reports:

The suspect – who is believed to have discarded his suicide bomb after it failed to detonate – is seen walking away from the carnage before ditching his jacket in a bid to escape detection.

The chilling footage has been released by Belgian anti-terror police at a news conference today.

Brussels was hit by suicide bombings at the airport and on the Metro which killed 32 victims and wounded 270. The attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group.

The man caught on CCTV at Brussels Airport alongside Ibrahim and fellow suicide bomber Najim Laachraoui remains at large.

The suspect had the largest bomb but failed to detonate it before fleeing the airport in the aftermath of the blasts.Brussels

Briton David Dixon, 50, who was originally from Hartlepool but was living in the Belgian capital, died in the Metro bombing and the Foreign Office said that seven British nationals were injured in the attacks.

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, 29, blew himself up in the departures hall of Brussels Airport – where 17 people were killed in two explosions.

His brother Khalid El Bakraoui killed 14 people at Maalbeek metro station.

The footage starts at 7.58am, when the man is seen in the coat and hat as he leaves the airport Departures building.Brussels

He appears relaxed but determined, and at one point breaks into a run. The man, who has a moustache and glasses, passes the Sheraton Hotel at the aiport, and then turns right towards an Avis car rental centre, before leaving the airport grounds.

At 8.50am, he arrives at a crossroads heading into the city centre, and by this time has ditched the rain jacket, and is instead seen in a light blue shirt.

The filming continues on and off until 9.42 – an hour and 40 minutes after the airport bombings, and then the surveillance images end.

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