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Belgium: Brussels attacker 'wanted to cause more damage' than he did – prosecutor01:18

Belgium: Brussels attacker 'wanted to cause more damage' than he did – prosecutor

Belgium, Brussels
June 21, 2017 at 12:46 GMT -00:00 · Published

The suspect in a foiled attack that took place at the Brussels Central Station has been identified, Belgium Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Eric Van Der Sypt said at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

The suspect, a 36-year-old Moroccan national whose name has not been disclosed, attempted to detonate a suitcase at the station before being shot and killed by police, Tuesday night.

Van Der Sypt said the suitcase "contained nails and other materials to hurt people," noting that "it is clear that he [the suspect] wanted to cause more damage than he was able to in the end."

According to investigations, the suspect was acting alone.

Belgium: Brussels attacker 'wanted to cause more damage' than he did – prosecutor01:18
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The suspect in a foiled attack that took place at the Brussels Central Station has been identified, Belgium Prosecutor's Office spokesperson Eric Van Der Sypt said at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

The suspect, a 36-year-old Moroccan national whose name has not been disclosed, attempted to detonate a suitcase at the station before being shot and killed by police, Tuesday night.

Van Der Sypt said the suitcase "contained nails and other materials to hurt people," noting that "it is clear that he [the suspect] wanted to cause more damage than he was able to in the end."

According to investigations, the suspect was acting alone.

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