London tube attack: British police arrest 18-year-old suspect in Kent

A day after the London subway attack at Parsons Green station, British police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the blast.

FP Staff September 16, 2017 15:54:42 IST
London tube attack: British police arrest 18-year-old suspect in Kent

A day after the London subway attack at Parsons Green station, British police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the blast.

Police say the man has been arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover on the English Channel.

The man is being held for questioning under the Terrorism Act.

He has not been charged or identified.

Deputy assistant police commissioner Neil Basu says that it's a "significant arrest." He said the investigation is ongoing and the terror threat level remains at "critical."

London transport authorities say they have re-opened the station where a bomb partially detonated on a subway car, injuring 29 people.

The blast sent what witnesses described as a fireball through the packed train during the Friday morning rush hour.

The injuries, some from the explosion and others from an ensuing stampede, where not thought to be life-threatening.

British authorities increased the country's terror threat level to "critical", meaning they think another attack may be imminent.

No arrests have been made and a major manhunt for suspects is underway.

Soldiers are being deployed across the country at public sites to assist police.

With inputs from agencies

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