A suspect in the 1989 slaying of a U.S. Army colonel was arrested Monday in front of the American Embassy, police said.

The suspect, 25-year-old Thaddeus Abulencia, was allegedly part of a communist surveillance team that helped carry out the killing of Col. James "Nick" Rowe.He was slain April 21, 1989, on the way to the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group in suburban Quezon City. Communist rebels claimed responsibility for the killing.