18-year-old held for London Tube Attack

PARSONS GREEN TUBE, LONDON: An 18-year-old was held as the culprit on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on the fully loaded Parsons Green tube train in London, the Metropolitan Police said, calling it a “significant” development in the ongoing investigation.

Kent Police caught hold of the man,in the port area of Dover on Saturday morning under the UK’s Terrorism Act. He was arrested and kept in custody at a local police station and then transferred to a south London police station. Hours later, counter-terrorism specialist firearms officers began evacuating buildings to search at a particular residential address in Sunbury, Surrey, south-east England.

They said the evacuation was a “precautionary measure” following the first arrest in the investigation into the bombing of the underground train a day earlier.

“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical,” said Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu.

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