The Lebanese army announced on Thursday it has arrested a US citizen suspected of entering Lebanon illegally through a breach in the border fence with the Palestinian occupied territories.
National News Agency cited the army’s directorate of intelligence as saying its officers were questioning the man, whom it named as Colin Emery.
He was found “hiding in one of the alleys in the (southern) city of Tyre”, it added.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli and Lebanese armies both said they were searching for a man who was believed to have crossed from Israel into Lebanon by climbing through a hole in the border fence the previous day.
The Israeli army and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a peacekeeping force that monitors the frontier, said they were looking into the reports of the man’s arrest, according to the ‘Times of Israel’ newspaper.