Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told reporters Saturday that the United States and the United Arab Emirates have provided him with information that identified the woman as a suspect.
He said security forces had surrounded a house that was believed to be holding the woman.
A security official later told The Associated Press the woman had been arrested. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.
Yemeni authorities are checking dozens more packages in a search for the terrorists who tried to mail bombs to Chicago-area synagogues in a brazen plot that heightened fears of a new Al Qaeda terror attack.