UK raises terror threat level to 'critical'

PM Theresa May says threat level is upgraded to highest level, meaning attack is expected 'imminently'

UK raises terror threat level to 'critical'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The terror threat level in Britain has been raised to the highest level of “critical,” which means a terror attack is imminent.

The upgrade came following Friday’s explosion on a London underground train at the Parsons Green station, West London which injured 22 people.

The U.K.'s five-step threat level has gone up to "critical" -- meaning an attack is expected "imminently" -- according to domestic intelligence agency MI5.

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.

A manhunt is underway for the bomber, who attempted to blow up the tube train during Friday morning rush hour.

Britain's senior counterterrorism officer Mark Rowley told a news conference the explosion was caused by a suspected improvised explosive device (IED).

He said more police would be deployed across London, especially on the capital's transport network.

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