— Egypt's Interior Ministry said Tuesday police arrested a man
suspected of throwing a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at Cairo's
The ministry said the 49-year-old man was detained Tuesday in Cairo.
man is suspected of entering a downtown hotel Sunday and tossing an
explosive-laden suitcase out the window at the synagogue across the
street and then fleeing.
There were no injuries or damage to the synagogue.
ministry said in a statement the suspect has a record of Islamic
extremism and drug abuse, and told authorities he was angered by
Israeli policies in the Palestinian territories.
It said the man claimed to be heading to the US Embassy to seek asylum when he was arrested.