Salah Abdeslam is on the run, French police say. His brother, Ibrahim Abdeslam, is also believed to have taken part in the attacks. Teams of terrorists killed at least 129 people at several locations across Paris, including the Bataclan theater, the national soccer stadium and outside of restaurants.
A third brother was arrested in Belgium, The Guardian reports.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Police have launched a massive search for associates of the attackers, detaining suspects in France and Belgium.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Abdeslam Was Questioned & Released by Police After the Attacks
Salah Abdeslam was questioned by police and released in the hours after the attacks, the Associated Press reports. Police pulled over a car near the Belgian border along with three other people. They checked his ID and let him go. Police had already determined Abdeslam had rented one of the cars abandoned at the scene of the attacks when he was stopped.
Abdeslam was living in Brussels, Belgium, according to The Guardian.
He is French, police say.
2. Police Say He Is Armed & Dangerous
Police warn that Abdeslam is to be considered armed and dangerous.
“Do not intervene on your own, under any circumstances,” police said.
3. His Brother Is Believed to Have Been Killed During the Attacks
Abdeslam’s brother, Ibrahim, who was also living in Beligum, is believed to have died while carrying out the attacks, the New York Times reports. Police said several of the eight suspects detonated suicide vests.
A third brother, who has not been named, was taken into custody in Brussels.
4. Salah Abdeslam Is Believed to Have Rented the Cars for the Attacks
According to The Guardian, Salah Abdeslam was the logistics coordinator for the attackers and rented the cars used in the attacks.
Abdeslam is believed to have escaped from the city in one of the cars used in the attack. The car was found in one of the city’s suburbs.
Police say three teams of terrorists carried out the attacks, which began with a suicide bombing at the French national soccer stadium, where France was playing Germany. Gunmen then drove to an area of popular restaurants and bars and opened fire on people eating dinner outside on an unusually warm Paris night. A third team then stormed the Bataclan theater, which was sold out as an American rock band played.
5. At Least 1 Other Attacker Was Also Living in Brussels
Investigators believe at least one other attacker, Bilal Hadfi, lived in Brussels with the brothers.
At least seven people, including an unnamed brother of Salah and Ibrahim Abdeslam, have been detained in Belgium in connection with the attacks.