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5 Arabs Held on Suspicion of Planting Grenades in Theaters

Three West Bank Arabs and two from Acre were arrested today on suspicion of planting hand grenades with timing devices in two Haifa movie houses last night. Police picked up the suspects on the basis of descriptions obtained from patrons. The grenades were discovered at the Chen and Armon theaters and were dismantled safely.

A projectionist at the Chen was credited with spotting a suspicious.looking parcel left between a row of seats by an Arab who was seen leaving the theater. The parcel contained a grenade concealed among fruit. Police were alerted and began an immediate search of all Haifa movie houses which yielded the second grenade at the Armon. On the basis of descriptions, a police artist drew composite pictures of the suspects.