Brussels Airport Won't Reopen for Days

New attack suspect named
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 26, 2016 7:28 AM CDT
Brussels Airport Won't Reopen for Days
Blown-out windows are seen behind as Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to pay his respects at Brussels airport, Friday, March 25, 2016.   (Andrew Harnik)

Brussels airport officials say flights won't resume before Tuesday as they assess the damage caused by twin explosions in the terminal earlier this week. Authorities have wrapped up their investigation of the crime scene at the airport, and will allow engineers into the building to check its structural safety and information technology systems—and whether any damage can be repaired quickly. The Brussels Airport Company said Saturday it is "currently studying a temporary solution to partially resume passenger flights, taking into account the new security measures" decided by the federal government, the AP reports.

Belgian prosecutors, meanwhile, have issued an arrest warrant for a new suspect in Tuesday's attacks on the airport and subway. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Saturday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a man only identified as Faycal C. The statement said he is wanted for "involvement in a terrorist group, terrorist killings, and attempted terrorist killings." Belgian media are reporting that a man called Faycal Cheffou has been identified as the man suspected of fleeing Brussels airport after two alleged accomplices blew themselves up there. (An American brother and sister were killed in the attacks.)

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