NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The breakup of a terrorist plot to bomb a train tunnel under the Hudson River in New York City reviewed; “New York Daily News” headline & photo of suspect Assem Hammoud, who was arrested in Beirut, Lebanon, shown.
(Washington: Lisa Myers) The tunnel plot targeting the PATH transit system featured; animation shown of how the planned explosion would fill the tunnel with water and flood Ground Zero; details given of Hammoud’s background. [FBI’s Mark MERSHON, NYC police commissioner Raymond KELLY- note the plan was in its early stages.] [Lebanese Interior Minister Ahmed FATFAT- comments on Hammoud’s confession and allegiance to Al Qaeda.] [Terrorism expert Michael SHEEHAN- says the plotters were serious jihadis.] The feasibility of the plan discussed.