One of the main suspects in the Paris Attacks Salah Abdeslam, is still at large after Belgian police arrest 16 suspects.
◼︎ 16 suspects connected to the Paris terror attacks arrested by Belgian police.
◼︎ Salah Abdeslam who was spotted in gay bars in Brussels is still at large.
◼︎ Gay bars in Brussels are working with the police to ensure the safety of customers.
◼︎ Abdeslam is the subject of Europe’s biggest manhunt with around 2000 officers searching for him.
Salah Abdeslam is still on the run from authorities after police conducted 22 raids yesterday (Sunday) arresting 16 suspects connected to the terror attacks in Paris on the 13th November leaving 130 dead and 350 injured.
Brussels remains on high alert, the Government keeping the terror threat level at its highest level. The Belgian capital is in lockdown as the manhunt for Abdeslam continues.
It was reported that Abdeslam was spotted in gay bars in Brussels’ Saint Jacques quarter. A bartender at one of the bars told the Sunday Times (sub) that they had him down as a rent boy. He was always hanging out with that kind of crowd.”
Brussels has been in lockdown after the Belgian Government raised the Terror threat level to the highest level; “very serious” indicating that a terrorist attack is serious and imminent.
The entire Brussels metro network was closed on the 21st and 22nd and many events, such as football matches had been cancelled.
Last week the British Government issued guidance on how to survive a terrorist attack.
Some of Brussels’ gay bars have remained open during the lockdown but have issued statements saying that they are working with the police to ensure the safety of customers.
One of Brussels’ busiest gay bars, Le Boys Boudoir, issued a statement that it was keeping normal hours, but asked patrons not to bring bags into the bar.
The Chez Maman issued a statement that on the advice from police “not to run no risk and exceptionally close its doors”.