Paris Hunting This Suspected Attacker
Public warned 'Do not intervene yourself' if Salah Abdeslam spotted
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Flowers and candles are placed in front of the restaurant on Rue de Charonne, Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, where attacks took place on Friday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday's...   (Frank Augstein)
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(Newser) – French police put out a photo of a fugitive in the Paris attacks on Sunday, saying the suspect is on the run and too dangerous for anyone outside law enforcement to engage directly. Police identified the man suspected of renting the car that delivered attackers to the Bataclan concert hall as Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old born in Brussels. "Do not intervene yourself," warns the message issued Sunday evening. Abdeslam is thought to be directly involved in Friday's attacks, which killed 129 people and wounded hundreds in the worst violence in France in decades, French security officials said. He is one of three brothers believed to be involved in the killings; one was arrested in Belgium and another died in the attack. Abdeslam rented the black Volkswagen Polo used by the group of hostage-takers that left at least 89 people dead inside the Bataclan.

Seven people were detained Sunday in Belgium in connection with deadly attacks. As many as three of the seven suicide bombers who died in the attacks were French citizens, as was at least one of the men arrested in neighboring Belgium. A French police official said a suicide attacker identified by a skin sample was believed to be living in the Paris suburbs before the attacks. A Belgian official said two of the seven people wired with suicide vests were French men living in Brussels, and among those arrested was another French citizen living in the Belgian capital. That official also said two of the seven attackers who died in Paris on Friday night were French men living in Brussels. He said one was living in the Molenbeek neighborhood, which is considered a focal point for religious extremism.