Statement From Paris Attack Suspect Abdesselam
Statement From Paris Attack Suspect Abdesselam It emerged that Salah Abdesselam, the only living suspect in the attacks on 13 November 2015 in Paris, went to McDonald’s after the incident to eat and interview a Belgian journalist.
Abdesselam got caught by shooting in the leg in the Molenbeek district of the Belgian capital Brussels 4 months after the Paris attack, did not give enough information on the grounds that he had used his right to remain silent for a long time.
The Belgian suspect, however, told his cellmates in Bruges prison of his experiences during the attack in a relaxed manner.
Abdesselam’s speech with Mehdi Nemmouche, the attacker of the Belgian Jewish Museum, and Mohammed Bakkali, accused of assisting the Paris slave, were recorded by the Belgian judiciary.
138 People Killed In The Attacks
Flemish media based on the Le Parisien newspaper, Salah Abdesselam, in his speech with his cellmates, said that the attack on Paris, which killed 138 people in total, 7 of them attackers.
The suspect who said he was also wearing a bomb vest too, before the attacks, later took off the vest because it was too heavy and he felt like 90 pounds.
According to the narrative in the audio recordings, after tasking the attackers, Abdesselam parked the vehicle on the street and then went to Montague, one of the suburbs of Paris.
Salah Abdesselam, who was hiding in the void of an apartment building here, went to a nearby Mcdonald’s restaurant and ordered himself a fish burger. He chatted “about school and girls” with young people smoking in front of the restaurant.
Abdesselam, who spent the night in the stairwell of the apartment where he was hiding, said that the next morning his 2 friends came and took him and take him to Belgium.
Identity Check And Interview
Abdesselam, who was confronted by police on the way, also interviewed a Belgian journalist about the attack during an identity check. “I think that’s normal, given the circumstances,” Abdesselam told the journalist, who asked for his opinion on the intensive security measures and barricades along the Belgian – French border.
After seeing police armed with barricades and heavy weapons, Salah Abdesselam said he thought “it won’t be long before they catch me.”
Abdesselam was captured in the Sint – Jans – Molenbeek district on 18 March 2016. The trial against Abdesselam, whose connection to the Brussels attack in which 35 people died on March 22, 2016, is expected to begin in 2021.