It was in the apartment in the Max Roosstraat that terrorists prepared the explosives. From there, they left for Brussels Airport on the morning of the attacks. They ordered a taxi that came to pick them up. They had ordered a big taxi, but the boot turned out to be too small for all their luggage. Only 3 pieces of luggage (3 bombs) fitted in, 2 other pieces had to be left behind.
Abrini was one of the 3 terrorists travelling to the airport, but while the two other blew themselves up, he didn't. The street near Schaarbeek station was closed for all traffic for a couple of hours. Abrini was taken away by helicopter after the exercise. The judicial authorities said "no special incidents" were reported, but added in a short press release that no details will be supplied.