Belgian prosecutors on Thursday launched a fresh appeal for help to find the suspected surviving attacker in last month`s Brussels airport bombings, releasing a video of the escape route taken by the so-called “man in the hat”.
Police have been desperately searching for the third suspect ever since he was seen on CCTV next to the two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at the airport in coordinated attacks that also struck a Brussels metro station. A total of 32 people died.
The newly released police video shows the man, wearing a dark hat and a light-coloured jacket, fleeing the airport`s departure hall after the bombs went off at 07:58 am on March 22.
CCTV footage shows him continuing his route on foot towards central Brussels where surveillance cameras lose track of him at 09:50 am.
Along the way, the fugitive discards his jacket and at one point appears to be on the phone.
“We especially appeal to anyone who might have filmed or think they have photographed the suspect,” spokesman Eric Van der Sypt told a press conference to present the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eso1zW-eRqg).