A fifth suspect in the Brussels bombings was named in media reports Friday which described him as “armed and very dangerous.”
Naim al-Hamed, 28, is a Syrian on a list of suspects circulated to security services in other European countries after Tuesday’s attack, Belgian newspaper De Morgen and news site DH reported citing police. NBC News was unable to immediately confirm the reports.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that Ibrahim, 30, who appeared in the center of an airport surveillance image, detonated a bomb at the airport while Khalid, 27, blew himself up in the city’s subway system. They were both identified by their fingerprints.
Sources have told NBC News that suspected Paris attacks bomb-maker Laachraoui also died at the airport — but Belgian authorities have not officially commented on that.
The status and whereabouts of the Abrini and al-Hamed have also not been publicly confirmed by prosecutors.
Abrini, 30, was once caught on security footage at a gas station with Salah Abdeslam, who is one of the alleged Paris attackers. Abdeslam was captured on March 18.