Paris attacks: Police release name and photo of the suspect

Paris: French police Sunday released a photograph of a suspect in the Paris attacks, naming him as 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, who is also under an international arrest warrant issued by Belgium.

Asking for any information leading to his capture, the alert said Abdeslam “may have been involved in the Paris attacks” and warned that he is considered a “dangerous individual”.

Earlier on Sunday, the owner of a passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the attacks on Paris passed through a refugee corridor known for its lax controls and ease in obtaining transit documents as a flood of asylum-seekers surges toward Western Europe.

The Syrian passport was registered in October in Serbia and Croatia, two of the countries on the corridor crossing the Balkans.

The owner was allowed to proceed because he passed what is essentially the only test in place, he had no international arrest warrant against him, police in both states said today. It was not clear whether the passport was real or fake, or whether it belonged to the suicide bomber. But trafficking in fake Syrian passports has increased as hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty try to get refugee status, the chief of the European Union border agency Frontex has said.