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Brussels bombing suspect let go as new 'man in hat' CCTV footage released

Belgian police have released a man that they had initially charged with "participation in a terrorist group" and "terrorist killings" in connection with the Brussels attacks on the same day that they revealed new CCTV footage of another suspect.

Faycal C, who was the only person charged in connection with last week's attacks, was released due to "lack of evidence", prosecutors said.

It comes as US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump warned Britain and Europe are "not safe" following the recent terror attacks.

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Abdeslam was 'planning Paris-style attacks' for Brussels

Terror suspect Salah Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people, was planning a similar multiple shooting and suicide bomb attack in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT has said.

Citing no source, VRT said investigators believed Abdeslam and two others, one of them a man arrested with him on Friday, planned to use assault rifles and riot guns to cause mass casualties in Brussels while others would blow themselves up.

"The terrorists were planning the same scenario as in Paris, only it partially failed," VRT said, two days after three suicide bombers killed more than 30 people at Brussels airport and on the city's metro.

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