Belts that could carry explosive, fugitive’s fingerprint found in Brussels house

People stand next to banner reading "je suis Paris", "I am Paris" on the Place de la Republique during a gathering that marks one year after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper, in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. It's a year to the day since an attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo launched a bloody year in the French capital. Tensions in France, under a state of emergency since a wave of attacks on Nov. 13, have been even higher this week as the anniversary of the January attacks approached. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Belgian prosecutors say they have found handmade belts that could be used to carry explosives and the fingerprint of Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam in a search of a Brussels apartment.

The search took place Dec. 10 in a third-floor apartment in the Schaerbeek neighborhood of the Belgian capital, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Friday.

It said police also found material that could be used to make explosives as well as traces of the highly volatile explosive TATP.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the apartment had been rented under a false identify that may have been used by one of the 10 people arrested in Belgium in connection with the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 in Paris.

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