: AP: Court date for Paris suspect Abdeslam postponed

13:57 Mar. 23, 2016

AP: Court date for Paris suspect Abdeslam postponed

French police officers patrol at Trocadero Plaza next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, March 19, 2016 (AP Photo)

The day of judicial hearing is not yet determined

A lawyer's assistant says a judicial hearing in Brussels for Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been postponed for a day to Thursday (March 23), apparently because of heightened security concerns in the Belgian capital.

Watch also At least 25 killed in terror attacks in Brussels

Bombing attacks Tuesday in the Brussels airport and subway killed 34 people and wounded scores, and the terrorism alert level throughout Belgium has been raised to its maximum level.

Abdeslam, who was arrested Friday in Brussels, was to appear Wednesday before a panel of judges who could extend his detention by another month. French authorities are seeking Abdeslam's extradition so he can be tried for his alleged role in the Nov. 13 bomb-and-gun attacks that killed 130 in Paris.

Watch also Last surviving Paris attacker refusing extradition, says he was supposed to be a suicide bomber

An assistant to Sven Mary, Abdeslam's defense lawyer, told The Associated Press her boss was told the hearing had been rescheduled for Thursday morning. She refused to give her name. Full story

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