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JERUSALEM (AP) _ Security guards outside the French Embassy in Tel Aviv arrested a Palestinian would-be suicide bomber Friday, police spokeswoman Eti Greenberg said.

``The suicide bomber was overpowered and his bomb vest removed, and he has been put into a police van,'' Greenberg told the Associated Press.

At about the same time, an explosion was heard on nearby Herbert Samuel Street along the seafront. Police said they were investigating.