Third suspect held over London tube attack

The 25-year-old man was detained in Wales late Tuesday under the Terrorism Act

Third suspect held over London tube attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

British police on Tuesday arrested a third suspect in connection with last week’s bomb attack on a London underground train that injured 30.

The 25-year-old man was detained in Newport, Wales.

“He was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and taken to a south London police station, where he remains in custody,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Over the weekend, two other suspects -- an 18-year-old man and 21-year-old man – were detained in connection with the tube attack and remain in custody.

Thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in an underground train at the Parsons Green station on the District Line.

Britain initially raised its terror threat level to the maximum level of ‘critical’, which meant another terrorist attack was considered to be imminent, but downgraded it to ‘severe’ on Sunday.

The upgrade came following a high-level security meeting after Friday’s explosion.

The threat level was last raised to the highest level following the Manchester concert bombing in May, which killed 22, and remained there for several days.

At the ‘critical’ threat level, British military personnel would likely assist police in protecting key sites such as Buckingham Palace, government and parliament buildings, and at important events across the country.

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