Britain raises security threat level to critical, PM May says

Vanessa Beaulieu
Septembre 17, 2017

The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London.

Twenty-nine people were injured by an improvised explosive device which detonated on a tube train on Friday morning. "For strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man we arrested at this stage".

An injured woman is led away after the terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station in London, Britain, September 15, 2017.

President Trump strongly condemned the latest bombing to hit Europe, calling it another attack in London by a "loser terrorist".

This it Britain's fifth terror attack this year, but it's the only one that hasn't caused fatalities.

"There was out of the corner of my eye a massive flash of flames that went up the side of the train", one eyewitness told Sky News, then "an acrid chemical smell".

Theresa May talking in Downing Street following the terror attack at Parsons Green underground station
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The street has been evacuated as a precautionary measure, according to police.

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.

The suspect was arrested in the port area of Dover in the Kent County in the southeast of England.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the country's terrorism threat level to 'critical' in the wake of a fiery underground explosion. Detectives have so far spoken to 45 witnesses are receiving photos and videos from the public, while scouring CCTV footage.

ISIS claimed responsibility for Friday's explosion on a District Line train at Parsons Green station in London.

Investigators are also examining the bomb, which is understood to have had a timer.

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