August 29, 2005

Man arrested following phone threat over NYSE deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man has been arrested in connection
with a phone threat regarding the New York Stock Exchange's
deal to buy electronic trading company Archipelago Holdings
Inc., according to the New York police.

Exchange seatholder William Higgins, a vocal opponent of
the terms of the deal, received a death threat in July, left on
a voicemail at the office of his lawyers, Grant & Eisenhofer,
according to the law firm.

New York police detective Bernard Hardy confirmed to
Reuters on Monday that a man had been arrested.