Second man held over Parsons Green bombing

Frederick Owens
September 18, 2017

Two men, aged 18 and 21, have been arrested in connection to Friday's bombing.

Authorities searched a home in the London suburb of Stanwell, also neighboring Heathrow Airport, that was linked to the second suspect, who was not identified.

He was detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and taken to a police station in south London where he remained in custody on Sunday, the force said.

Her comments come after an 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the departure lounge of Dover port in connection with the blast.

"This is a very significant arrest". Following that arrest, police evacuated the Dover port and a suburban London neighborhood as they searched a nearby house. Queen Elizabeth honored them for their efforts in 2010.

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She added there was "no evidence" to back up Islamic State's claim there were more "live" explosive devices.

Amber Rudd, the home secretary, said it appeared the bomber was not a lone wolf but it was "too early to reach any final conclusions on that".

Thirty people were injured in the explosion, none of them seriously, in the wake of the subway blast, prompting the police to stage a massive hunt for those who are responsible for the fifth terrorist attack in the country over the past six months.

Dismissing it as " speculation - not a leak", she told the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show: "It is never helpful to have speculation about an ongoing operation and I would include the President of the United States in that". You will see more police - including armed officers - on the streets and transport network throughout the week.

London police said their investigation into Friday's attack is being supported by MI-5, Britain's domestic intelligence agency.

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