Guns and grenades are fired as Brussels police are involved in a shootout with Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam.
The most wanted fugitive from November’s Paris attacks has been “caught alive” after being wounded in a Brussels shootout, say police.
The Belgian asylum minister Theo Francken declared, “We got him”, referring to 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted man.
Abdeslam suffered leg injuries before being arrested, during a major police operation in the Molenbeek suburb.
At least 10 shots were heard, grenades launched and police helicopters hovered overhead, while fire engines waited in the street.
Police have descended on the Molenbeek suburb
Footage showed masked, black-clad security forces training their weapons towards upper windows of an apartment block.
White smoke could be seen rising above the building, as police with snarling dogs drove crowds in the streets back away from the scene.