Suicide vest found in Paris raises possible link to suspect

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BRUSSELS: A street cleaner in a Paris suburb found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect’s mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest — or fleeing in fear.

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The discovery of the vest came as Belgium’s prime minister cited a “serious and imminent” threat justifying keeping the highest alert level operational for at least another week.

The security measures, already in place for three days, have severely disrupted normal life in the capital.

AP