Prosecutors identify new suspect in Brussels attacks

Belgian prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in Tuesday's attacks on the Brussels airport and subway.

Prosecutors identify new suspect in Brussels attacks

Belgian prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in Tuesday's attacks on the Brussels airport and subway.

The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement today that an arrest warrant has been issued for a man only identified as Faycal C.

The statement said he is wanted for "involvement in a terrorist group, terrorist killings and attempted terrorist killings".

Belgian media are reporting that a man called Faycal Cheffou has been identified as the man suspected of fleeing Brussels airport after two alleged accomplices blew themselves up there.

Earlier Brussels airport officials said flights will not resume before Tuesday as they assess the damage caused by twin explosions in the terminal earlier this week.

Authorities have wrapped up their investigation of the crime scene at the airport, and will allow engineers into the building to check its structural safety and information technology systems - and whether any damage can be repaired quickly.

The Brussels Airport Company said today it is "currently studying a temporary solution to partially resume passenger flights, taking into account the new security measures" decided by the federal government.

Brussels Airport handles 23.5 million passengers annually. It links Brussels with 226 destinations worldwide and is served by 77 different airlines.

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