April 30, 2016
The man accused of being the logistics chief behind the Paris terror attacks was booed by radical Muslim inmates after arriving in jail – because he failed to carry out his suicide bombing.
Salah Abdeslam spent his first night in Fleury-Mérogis prison on Wednesday after being extradited from Belgium.
He was arrested over last November’s attacks in the French capital which claimed 130 lives.
Upon arriving behind bars, the 26-year-old was whistled and jeered by extremist lags enraged by his alleged failure to detonate his suicide vest during the Paris onslaught.
Investigators say Abdeslam told them he had arranged logistics for the November 13 bombing and shooting attacks and had planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium there but backed out at the last minute.
He is suspected of having rented two cars used to transport the attackers to, and around, the French capital. He will remain in custody in the southern Paris jail – Europe’s largest – until his next court hearing on May 20.
This article was posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 6:02 am