Manhunt For Paris Attack Suspect Begins As Authorities Search For Possible Eighth Assailant
Reports on the amount of attackers and their identities have varied in the days after the attacks that took the lives of more than 120 people, but French authorities reportedly have a manhunt underway for a Paris attack suspect. According to The New York Times, officials are seeking an eighth attacker, who reportedly is from the Paris region. French police have said seven attackers have died — six by detonating suicide vests, and one in a shootout with police. But according to The Washington Post, both French authorities and ISIS have claimed that there were eight assailants, and now police are searching Europe for the missing one.
On Sunday, French police released a photo of a 26-year-old man named Salah Abdeslam, who they have identified as the suspect they are searching for, in a "Wanted" notice that urged caution around the suspect. The Washington Post reported that Salah Abdeslam and his brother, Ibrahim, had both been identified as assailants in the coordinated attacks that left more than 120 people dead.
Several people have been taken into custody in Belgium, most of whom are relatives of Ismael Omar Mostefai, the first attacker to be identified, The Washington Post reports.