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Sunday, 27 March 2016 - 8:50
Belgium charges third fugitive suspect, as "March Against Fear" is called off
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Belgium charges a suspect for allegedly being a fugitive third Brussels airport bomber with terrorist murder.

The airport suspect officially identified as Faycal C, and named by sources close to the inquiry as Faycal Cheffou, was arrested on Thursday night as investigators believe he could be the third man pictured in airport surveillance footage alongside two suicide bombers, foreign media reports.

He was the subject of a large manhunt after authorities spotted him wearing a light-coloured jacket at the Zaventem airport. He has fled the area when his device failed to go off in the attack that killed 31.

Meanwhile, Belgian organized "March Against Fear" had been planned for Sunday from the central Place de La Bourse but was called off after authorities said the mass gathering could draw much-needed resources away from the investigation.

"Let us allow the security services to do their work and that the march, which we too want to take part in, be delayed for several weeks," Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur said.

March organisers said the "security of our citizens is an absolute priority. We join the authorities in proposing a delay and ask people not to come this Sunday."

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