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Oct 19, 2016

Police officers injured in Budapest bomb attack released from hospital

CCTV footage obtained from the Prima supermarket on Teréz Körút, near Nyugati station, clearly shows the suspect's face and sheds new light on his identity

The two police officers injured in the Budapest bomb attack on September 24 have been released from hopsital, Magyar Idők reports today.

Despite sustaining substantial injuries, the officers are making a good recovery and are expected to return to hopsital for regular rehabilitation treatments.

Meanwhile, CCTV footage obtained from the Prima supermarket on Teréz Körút, near Nyugati station, clearly shows the suspect's face and sheds new light on his identity. Watch the video here.

Police originally described the man as being between the ages of 20 and 25, while a man who claims to have met the suspect insists that he is between 40 and 50 years old. CCTV footage obtained from the Prima supermarket also shows the suspect as being older than orginally thought.

The bomber may be a resident of Hungary, or he might have arrived from outside the country, possibly Serbia.

While some speculate that he left Budapest through Népliget park and headed toward the countryside, it is possible that he is still in the city.

Police are of the firm belief that the suspect is a disgruntled former police officer, or an officer of some sort suffering from some kind of stress disorder.

Police are offering a 10 million HUF reward for help in identifying the attacker and are calling on members of the public to reveal the individual’s identity.

Police can be contacted through the toll-free telephone number 06-80/620-107, 06-80/555-111, on either of the central emergency numbers (107; 112) or in person at any police station.