Man arrested in Cairo suitcase bomb attack on synagogue
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: FEBRUARY 23, 2010 18:00
CAIRO— Egypt's Interior Ministry said Tuesday police arrested a mansuspected of throwing a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at Cairo'smain synagogue.The ministry said the 49-year-old man was detained Tuesday in Cairo.Theman is suspected of entering a downtown hotel Sunday and tossing anexplosive-laden suitcase out the window at the synagogue across thestreet and then fleeing.
There were no injuries or damage to the synagogue.Theministry said in a statement the suspect has a record of Islamicextremism and drug abuse, and told authorities he was angered byIsraeli policies in the Palestinian territories.It said the man claimed to be heading to the US Embassy to seek asylum when he was arrested.
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