BEIRUT (AP) — Colleagues of an anti-Syrian politician in Beirut say he was the target of a failed assassination attempt.
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said bomb detonators were found Thursday in the elevator of a Beirut building where Butros Harb has an office.
Police found the two detonators after security guards at the building wrestled with a suspicious looking man with a knife who later escaped with accomplices. The officials say the detonators were not attached to an explosive device.
Harb's colleagues said in media statements that he was the target of a failed assassination attempt.
Tensions in Lebanon linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria are on the rise.