Transcript for New Details Emerge After Arrest of Brussels Suspect
Thank you, Jon Karl. New revelations about the Brussels attacks. Authorities say that the terrorists were targeting Paris again but switched to Brussels at the last minute. ABC's Alex Marquardt with more. Reporter: With the arrests of the man in the hat, Mohamed abrini and others, Belgian authorities saying all of the major figures from this cell that attacked Paris and Brussels are dead or captured. This morning the man in the hat in custody. Mohamed abrini's interrogation providing the startling revelation that the attacks in Brussels were the backup plan. After the Paris attack, the terrorist cell had intended to attack in France again but with the noose tightening the Belgian prosecutor said they urgently took the decision to strike in Brussels. It's not very difficult to change plans when you're targeting soft targets like the unsecured area of airports. Or obviously the subway system. Reporter: After the blast at the airport, abrini fled, the escape recorded by surveillance cameras. He claims he threw his tan coat in the garbage and sold the hat. It gives you the opportunity to figure out the network, location of weapons, location of other associates. Reporter: Abrini now facing multiple terror charges including terrorist murder, same as sam Ya krayem. Seen in this photo with the suicide bomber just before the attack. Even with this cell largely dismant med the threat to Belgium, France and other european countries remain high. George. That alert level not going down. Alex, thank you very much. The fire storm over north
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