Brussels Officials Nab 'Man in the Hat' in Airport Attack, Prosecutor Says

Brussels attackers initially wanted to strike France again, Belgian authorities said.
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Transcript for Brussels Officials Nab 'Man in the Hat' in Airport Attack, Prosecutor Says
New revelations about the Brussels bombings. Prosecutors now say the terrorists behind those attacks were initially planning to hit France again but switched to Brussels when they felt the pressure from police. This comes as authorities say one of their suspects in custody confessed to being the infamous man in the hat. And ABC's Alex Marquardt has the latest from Brussels. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. Disturbing new details as authorities question the man in the hat. Mohammed abrini. They had planned to follow up with another take in France. They changed their plans as investigators sped up the search for the killers. This morning, the capture of the man in the hat and suspected accomplices officering new insights into the worst terror attack in Belgian history. The target wasn't meant to be Brussels, the federal prosecutor said today. The group wanted to strike Frans again after the Paris attacks. But with the pressure on them from the investigation, the terrorists urgently took the decision to strike in Brussels. Mohammed abrini has admitted to being the man in the hat and tan coat. The 31-year-old said he threw away the coat and sold the hat. His DNA was found in the Brussels apartment where he and the other attackers left to the airport. New audio has been released believed to be one of the men calling for the taxi. Hello, madame. I would like a taxi at 7:15 A.M. Reporter: He's now been charged by Belgium, with terrorist murders and participation in a terrorist group. The same charges handed down to O Osama chryem. He was at the malbec station. All of a sudden, he just disappeared, his aunt said. No one in the family knew. European authorities are still hunting for anybody connected in the attacks. With the arrests of abrini and chryem, all of the suspects are either dead or in custody.

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