London police arrest 2nd man over bombing

Source:Reuters Published: 2017/9/17 22:53:39

A second man has been arrested over Friday's bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping provide security.

The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain's Terrorism Act in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said Sunday.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of Dover port earlier on ­Saturday in what they called a "significant" step and then raided a property in Sunbury, a town near London and about six kilometers from Hounslow.

The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed train carriage at west London's Parsons Green Tube station during the Friday morning rush hour but apparently failed to ­detonate fully. Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, as it has for other attacks in Britain this year, including two in London and one at a concert in Manchester in May.

UK Interior Minister ­Amber Rudd said Sunday the ­second arrest indicated it was not a "lone-wolf" attack, but there was no evidence IS was ­involved.

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