Paris Attacks Suspect Was Stopped, Released: Source

The subject of an international manhunt, believed to be directly involved in Friday's massacre in Paris was questioned by police and released hours after the attack, four French officials told The Associated Press.

Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old man born in Brussels, was pulled over by police on the Belgium border hours after authorities had identified him as the renter of a black Volkswagen Polo, which was allegedly used and abandoned by the hostage-takers who killed 89 people inside a Paris concert hall.

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Abdeslam is on the run and allegedly the brother of a suspect currently in custody and being questioned, as well as one of the deceased attackers, NBC News reported.

Three separate teams of terrorists armed with Kalashnikovs and identical explosives vests laid coordinated siege to Paris at six locations in the French capital — which struck a soccer stadium, a crowded concert hall and busy restaurants — killing 129 people and wounding at least 350 others, 99 seriously.

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French officials were working with authorities in Belgium, Spain and Serbia in an attempt to shed more light on the attack, which ISIS claimed responsibility for and which French President Francois Hollande described as an "act of war."

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