Thalys-suspect transferred to France

BRUSSELS – Belgium has Friday a suspect in the case of the foiled attack on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015, at the mercy of France, reports the federal public prosecutor’s office. Youssef Siraj was the end of October in Belgium arrested. He would, in the days before the attack in his home in the Brussels municipality of Laeken shelter have offered to the offender, Ayoub el Khazzani.

The 26-year-old El Khazzani was on August 21, 2015 zwaarbewapend on board of the train stepped at railway station Brussels-South and hid in the toilet. Just beyond the French border, he came out, but was almost immediately overpowered by American passengers.

The French police arrested a Moroccan in Arras. The Thalys-heroes were both in France and in the USA a distinction.

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