Thai Police Raid Warehouse In Terror Probe

Published January 16, 2012 4:09AM (EST)

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai television station is reporting that a Lebanese suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah militants has led police to a warehouse housing materials that could be used to make explosives.

Thai PBS television showed police confiscating boxes of urea fertilizer and liquid ammonium nitrate in Monday's raid.

The raid comes after the U.S. and Israel warned Friday of a terror threat targeting their citizens in Bangkok. Officials say that threat has now been thwarted.

The Lebanese suspect was detained Thursday. He led police to the warehouse, where police also found three beds, matching accounts that the man was traveling with two companions.

The terror alert came amid growing tensions over U.S. and Israeli responses to Iran's nuclear program.

By Salon Staff

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