Second Suspect Arrested in UK Over London Tube Attack

Published September 17th, 2017 - 09:19 GMT
Thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in 
an underground train at the Parsons Green station on the District Line. (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
Thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in an underground train at the Parsons Green station on the District Line. (Adrian Dennis/AFP)

London police Saturday arrested another suspect in connection with Friday’s underground bomb attack in London that injured 30 people, according to police.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow late Saturday.

“He was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody, ” a metropolitan police statement said.

Early on Saturday, a teenager was also arrested in Dover in connection with the tube attack.

 

 

Thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in an underground train at the Parsons Green station on the District Line.

The terror threat level in Britain has been raised to the highest level of “critical,” which means a terror attack is imminent.

The upgrade came following a high-level security meeting after Friday’s explosion.

The threat level was last raised to the highest level following the Manchester concert bombing in May, which killed 22, and remained there for several days.

With the terror threat level at critical, British military personnel may assist police in protection duties at key sites such as Buckingham Palace, government and parliament buildings, as well as at important events across the country.


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