Suspect Confesses Involvement in the Brussels Attack, Prosecutor Says

Mohamed Abrini was allegedly the "man in the hat" that authorities have been trying to identify since the attack occurred.
1:53 | 04/09/16

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And now to that breaking news overseas. In those Belgium terror attacks. You'll remember this surveillance video and that man in the hat inside the Brussels airport. Right there with the two suicide bombers and then caught on camera, again, in the moments after the blast. Well, tonight, investigators say that man, Mohamed abrini, has confessed to being that infamous man in the hat. ABC's Alex Marquardt is in Brussels tonight with more on how authorities say he got away. Reporter: Answers finally tonight in the frantic manhunt for the so-called "Man in the hat" from the Brussels terror attacks. According to Belgian authorities, Mohamed abrini, arrested Friday, told them today that he is that man, seen with the two airport suicide bombers who targeted the departures hall. Abrini allegedly leaving behind a bag of explosives before fleeing, the escape caught on surveillance cameras. The 31-year-old Belgian was also the last known suspect of the November Paris attacks, charged today with terrorist murders and participation in a terrorist group. Authorities say brini's DNA had been found at the Brussels apartment, a virtual bomb factory, from where he and the other attackers left to the airport. New audio was released today believed to be one of them calling for the taxi. Hello, madame, I would like a taxi at 7u15 in the max roosstreat 4. Reporter: And the bags they used, the federal prosecutors said, were bought by this man, Osama K., slapped with the same terror charges today. Authorities say he was at the maelbeek metro station with the suicide bomber who blew himself up. The prosecutor's office tells us tonight that with all the video they had of the man in the hat, abrini had no choice but to confess. Authorities say that he threw away the tan jacket in the garbage as he fled and then sold the hat he was wearing. Cecilia? Alex, thank you.

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