Man arrested with Liège gunman in cell

VERVIERS – A special unit of the Belgian police, a man was arrested that may have played a role in the radicalisation of Benjamin Herman, the gunman who last week in Liege, two agents and a student doodschoot. Fouad B. was in the Walloon city of Verviers and arrested. His name, according to Belgian media on the list of IS-fighters and recruiters in Belgium.

The Public Ministry is investigating whether B. was involved in the radicalisation of Herman when they were both detained. A jailer of the prison had the day before Herman 36 hours to leave if the board raised concerns about his radicalisation. B. is, according to the federal public prosecutor conditionally released on 22 may.

B. would be part of a group of about 25 people in Verviers as radicalised to book. In the city in 2015, a terrorist cell rolled through an intermediary Abdelhamid Abaaoud was in contact with IS in Syria. Abaaoud is considered to be one of the protagonists of the attacks in Paris in november 2015. He escaped, but was later found by the police shot.

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