The Brussels attack suspect who authorities are seeking left a bomb in the airport, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon told CNN’s Phil Black. The man “left a bomb in the airport, but it didn’t explode. Lucky,” Jambon said. “And we are now looking for this guy.”
The taxi driver who drove the man and two other suspects to the airport in Brussels told investigators the location where he picked up the three men, prompting authorities to conduct a raid following the attacks, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation. The driver recognized the men in surveillance images, according to two of the officials.
The driver also told investigators some of the men would not let him handle their suitcases, one of the U.S. officials said. The taxi driver told investigators that not all of the luggage the men tried to take with them fit in the taxi, so they left some if it behind at the residence that was later raided, according to the Belgian newspaper HLN. That’s why a bomb was found at the residence, the newspaper said READ MORE OF THIS STORY