October 30th, 2010
02:02 PM ET

Woman believed to be tied to bomb plot arrested in Yemen

[Update: 303 p.m.] A woman believed to be connected to a plot to send explosive packages bound for the United States has been arrested in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to a Yemeni government official and a reporter with the state news agency.

Authorities have scrambled to find those responsible for sending two suspicious packages that were found in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Earlier, Yemeni security officials had surrounded a home where a woman believed to be connected to a plot to send explosive packages bound for the United States was thought to be hiding, President Ali Abdullah Saleh told reporters Saturday.

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  1. B

    Don't delete your twitter account Demi!!!!

    October 30, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AR15

    That is what happens when you put your return address on the packages

    October 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • HF

      Odds are it was a fake return address and this woman has no idea whats going on.

      October 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. alex

    this is a staged event. there are always fake terror alerts before election. Tom Ridge admitted it! our government funded and created al qaeda! fact!

    October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Little Tommy

      I guess one conspiracy theorist is as good as the next!

      October 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      So Obummer is using Bush's al Qaeda ? Sounds plausible. What's next, Democrats save the economy ?

      October 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allison

      Alex, this was not a "terror alert". This was real bomb material being shipped to many locations throughout the world, not just the US. Perhaps you need to bone up on your reading comprehension skills.

      October 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • JD Max

      Do you Bushie Right Wing conspirator theorists never get tired of beating that drum??? William F. Buckley would turn over in his grave to see how far your group has fallen....sigh

      October 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jenifer

    Cnn sucks

    October 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JD Max

      WOW! That was an insightful and helpful comment....quite a contribution to the discussion! I suppose you think FOX "news" is fair and balanced, lol,lol,lol,lol....you guys crack me up!

      October 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pugsly

    nuke them all and shoot whatever crawls out of the rubble

    October 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      Nuke your mother!!

      October 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tishebov

    Um, and.... well?
    I mean have they done anything else?

    Sheesh what kind of "news" is that?

    October 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ashley

    According to Yahoo, a Yemeni woman has already been arrested and is being detained. Not sure which news carrier is more accurate.

    October 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Floria sigmundi

    I can't stand terrorists


    October 30, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred guisse

      While the democrats and republicans throw spitballs and mud at each other, reality trudges along in America.

      October 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doctor Love

      @ jenifer and JD Max...... I think you two kids just need a hug from Doctor Love!!!!!

      October 30, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. B. A.

    There's more information on the posts than on this itsy bitsy waste of a link. Thank you, posters.

    October 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ted

    How easy it is to capture the delivery people and not the senders.

    October 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DurtOrange

    Rumor has it that a guy named Jack Bauer actually found the bombs, and is at this moment at this woman's house interragating her...this is taking place between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, real time...

    October 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sgt. slaughter

    Ok....$60,000 question

    ......was she muslim..????

    Oops, can't ask that...not politically correct.

    But very relevant..

    October 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. osiris zapata

    Only the jews care about this news, like always running scared. Jews can fight for themselves always need intervension from some other nations. It's about time the Jews man up and fight their own wars.

    October 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enta Ya Khawal

      Masili zoeb. Entu kulu khabiya. Wa kalam kharrabit. Hashan entu arfeen: Isr*el is a more successful country than any other in Middle East. Let's look at some examples: Masr: I've been there 20 times, and anyone who has, knows that its crowded and poverty-stricken, and who the next president is... Ok, now lets look at Yemen – poverty-stricken, under-developed. OK, now Lebanon: well, not much happening there. Besides lots of plastic surgery and night-clubs. Next, Algeria: permanent battle between government and militants. Khaleej: well, Khaleej is 50% Indian, and the expats keep the countries working. From a White Christian man who lives in Arabia (Hamdulilah ya Rab, ana Christian. Ashadu Issa ibn Allah). By the way, Mehdi: mind your own business, and shove some Joojeh kebab in that wide mouth, or we'll need to ask the Iraqis to come and spray more insecticide on you guys, like they did between 1980 and 1988.
      By the way, I used to be Muslim.

      October 31, 2010 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Klean Kut

    GO s.f. Giants ! ! !

    October 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sgt. slaughter

    Isreal is a NUCLEAR power in the mid east......and the ONLY reason they don't wipe out their enemies is because of the U.S.

    October 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
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