NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus police say a foreign national being detained on suspicion of helping plan a terrorist attack on the island was acting by himself.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said Saturday that investigators have so far found nothing to indicate the 24-year-old man had any accomplices.
Cyprus authorities have declined to reveal any details about the case, but have said that the suspect was arrested following a tip from foreign intelligence agencies.
State broadcaster CyBC said the man — a Lebanese national with a Swedish passport — is allegedly linked to Lebanon’s Hezbollah and that he was monitoring Israeli tourists on the island.
The man was detained in early July and was accused of obtaining information about planes carrying Israeli tourists to Cyprus. He was observed photographing Israeli targets in the southern coastal town of Limassol
Cyprus officials have said there is no evidence to link the man to last week’s suicide bombing in the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, that killed five Israeli tourists and a local bus driver.