Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors Seek Info on Brussels Airport Suspect in Hat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors Seek Info on Brussels Airport Suspect in Hat

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BRUSSELS * Belgian prosecutors launched a public appeal Thursday seeking any information on "the man in a hat" seen before the Brussels Airport suicide bombings that killed 16 people.

Belgian Federal Prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said authorities were especially interested in any people who might have filmed or photographed him.

The suspect was seen at the airport with two suicide bombers before they died in the March 22 attacks.

A subsequent explosion at Brussels' Maelbeek subway station killed another 16 people the same morning. Hundreds were injured in the attacks, and at least 90 remain hospitalized.

Photos released by prosecutors showed the man, who was wearing a dark hat, leaving the airport on foot, walking to the nearby town of Zaventem and then into Brussels, where all traces of him were reportedly lost. …

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