Brother of Paris attacks suspect says he’s a “normal lad”

The brother of the wanted Paris terror attacks suspect says he has no idea where he is and says he was always a “normal lad”.

An international manhunt is underway for Salah Abdeslam, after he was identified as a man suspect in the investigation.

He was reportedly stopped by officers in the wake of the attacks – but then let go.


“As far as my brother is concerned, we don’t know where he is right now,” Mohamed Abdeslam told Belgium’s RTL television at his family home in Brussels on Monday.

He has been released by police without charge after two days in detention.

“He grew up here, studied here, he is a totally normal lad.”

France says that the “dangerous” Salah Abdeslam is wanted in connection with Friday’s attacks in Paris and that a third brother, Brahim, was one of the suicide attackers who launched Friday’s carnage.