5 things to know about Salah Abdeslam, Paris attacks suspect caught in Brussels

Abdeslam, 26, was captured Friday in Brussels during an anti-terror raid. Several others were detained during the raid.

Abdeslam was reportedly shot in the leg during the raid. He has been taken into custody.

The manhunt for Abdeslam has been intense since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

1. How did he escape authorities in Paris? Police reportedly questioned him soon after the attacks but let him go. The AP, citing French police and a security official, said authorities stopped a car that Abdeslam and two other people were traveling in, checked his identification and released him.

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2. Who is he? Abdeslam was born Sept. 15, 1989, in Brussels, according to French police. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown eyes. In an alert released on Twitter, authorities described him as "very dangerous" and told members of the public to immediately call police if they have information on his whereabouts but not to intervene. 

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3. His life before the Paris attacks: He once worked as a mechanic, then managed a family-owned bar. He also allegedly was involved in petty crime and known to local authorities before the Paris attacks.

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4. His role in the attacks: It is believed  Abdeslam was involved in the logistics of the attacks, renting hotel rooms and cars for the attackers. 

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5. The manhunt: French and Belgian authorities tracked Abdeslam to Belgium, where there were some near-misses when it came to apprehending the suspect. But this week, anti-terror raids in Brussels finally caught up with Abdeslam.

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