Prosecutors in Brussels have announced that a 10th suspect has been charged with involvement in the coordinated Paris attacks last month that claimed the lives of 130 people.
The detainee is a 22-year old Belgian man identified only as Ayoub B. Arrested Wednesday [December 30, 2015], he has been charged with “committing terrorist murder and participation at the activities of a terrorist organization,” according to French prosecutors.
His arrest came after a raid on a house in the city’s Molenbeek suburb. While 10 cellphones were seized, no weapons or explosives were found.
This latest arrest happens amid heightened fears of potential New Year’s Eve terror attacks. It was only last Wednesday [December 23, 2015] that officials in Brussels announced the cancellation of the city’s annual New Year’s Eve public fireworks display.
The cancellation took place after two people were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a plan to attack “emblematic sites” in Belgium’s capital.
“Together with the interior minister, we’ve decided to not have the celebrations on Thursday evening,” Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels, said in a statement.