Police arrest 18-year-old in connection with subway bombing — London

Claudine Rigal
Septembre 17, 2017

"The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection", May told BBC. We are doing this in liaison with our colleagues and partners across the region.

Police sources said the device only partially exploded.

He posted: "The few we have left will be working extended shifts and have their rest days cancelled".

The news comes after police on Saturday arrested at 18-year-old man in Dover in connection with the rush hour attack.

The station reopened in the early hours of Saturday.

Metropolitan Police's Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said it was "very routine" for the Islamic State to claim the attack "whether or not they've had any previous engagement with the individuals involved".

"We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning", said Neil Basu, the U.K.'s senior national co-ordinator for counter terrorism policing, according to Reuters.

"Supporters attending matches this weekend are reminded to be vigilant at all times and stay alert, not alarmed".

Police arrest 18-year-old in connection with subway bombing — London
Police arrest 18-year-old in connection with subway bombing — London

"Everyone just piled out of the tube and there was a distinct smell of burning". They have also collected images and videos through a website, the UK Police Image Appeal.

Britain's terror threat level has been raised from Severe to Critical, meaning another attack may be imminent, in the wake of the Parsons Green train blast.

"There is no doubt that this was a serious IED (improvised explosive device) and it was good fortune that it did so little damage", said Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

Following the attack, Theresa May announced that the UK terror threat level was raised.

This story is developing.

"As the prime minister has said, this is our highest level of security preparedness".

The suspect was being held for questioning under the Terrorism Act.

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