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Fugitive From Paris Attacks Is Captured By Belgian Authorities

CREDIT: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

An armed police man patrols at the Grand Place in Brussels on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.

Salah Abdeslam, one of the men allegedly behind the Paris attacks and one of the most high profile fugitives on the planet, was reportedly captured Friday, after Belgian authorities raided the Molenbeek neighborhood outside Brussels.

The BBC reported Friday that Abdeslam was wounded in a firefight after his fingerprints had been found earlier that day during a raid.

The attacks in Paris killed around 130 people on Nov. 13, 2015. A Syrian passport — widely believed to be a fake — was found at the scene of the crime and the news was pounced on by nationalist parties worldwide. In the U.S., the House of Representatives used the attacks as ammunition in a vote to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Abdeslam is a French national and was born in Belgium. To date, all of the attackers identified in the Paris attacks are European nationals.