WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The Associated Press reports that Tunisian officials have made an arrest in the terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Authorities say a 28-year-old Tunisian man is in custody. No other details have been released.

Stevens and three others were killed on Sept. 11 at the Libyan compound after being attacked by the terror group Ansar al-Sharia.

The Obama administration has been widely criticized following the Libya attack, being accused of not providing enough security for American personnel and not quickly acknowledging that it was a terror attack.

CBS News obtained Tuesday State Department emails that gave a timeline of events of what was taking place during the compound attack, including one stating that Ansar al-Sharia took responsibility.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that the emails are “not in and of itself evidence” that the White House immediately knew that a terror attack was taking place.

(TM and © Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

CBSLocal App
Watch Live

Listen Live