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Friday, July 7, 2006; Posted: 9:20 a.m. EDT (13:20 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A man is being held in Beirut, Lebanon, in connection with a plot to blow up tunnels in New York, counterterrorism sources told CNN.
In its Friday editions, the New York Daily News first reported that the FBI had revealed a plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel and flood the financial district in lower Manhattan.
Sources told CNN that the Holland Tunnel -- the southernmost link between New Jersey and Manhattan -- was not mentioned specifically as a target.
"At this time, we have no indication of any imminent threat to the New York transportation system or anywhere else in the U.S.," FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko said Friday.
CNN security analyst Pat D'Amuro characterized the plot as "a real threat" that "was in the early stages."