Lebanese court postpones trial of suspect in plot to attack NY tunnels

Lebanon's state-run news agency says that a military court has postponed the trial of an alleged al-Qaida loyalist accused of plotting to attack New York train tunnels. The report says the trial of Assem Hammoud, initially due Friday, was postponed for October after investigations by the US Federal Office appeared still incomplete. Hammoud was arrested in Lebanon in 2006, when the FBI announced it had uncovered a plot to attack Hudson River tunnels, which carry more than 215,000 passengers each weekday between New York and New Jersey. The plot allegedly involved at least eight people, including Hammoud. Lebanese authorities at the time found maps and bombing plans on Hammoud's personal computer. They said he confessed to the plot and swore allegiance to al-Qaida.