Man Reportedly Linked to Attack on US Embassy in Libya Arrested
6 months ago
Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman said the man's case is "in the hands of justice"
More than a month after Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on a US embassy in Libya, government officials in Tunisia confirmed today they have arrested of a man reportedly linked to the attack.
The Tunisian government said it had 28-year-old Tunisian Ali Harzi in custody. The country's interior ministry spokesman, Tarrouch Khaled, said Harzi was in custody in Tunis, the country's capital city. Khaled told the Associated Press "his case is in the hands of justice," but did not elaborate beyond that statement.
No one from the US State Department in Washington has yet given a comment.
Earlier this month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the US had been looking into the arrests of two Tunisian men being detained in Turkey.