Police arrest 18-year-old in connection with subway bombing

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The British police arrested on Saturday an 18-year-old man in relation to the bombing at London's Parsons Green tube station.

Police say the man has been arrested under Section 41 of the terrorism act, and that he remains in police custody.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters on Friday that police believe the explosion, at about 8:20 a.m. local time, was caused by an improvised explosive device. ISIS claims it was carried out by an affiliated unit.

Emergency services attend the scene
Emergency services attend the scene Credit REUTERS

Prime Ministerka the UK Theresa may on Friday evening, September 15, said that after the terrorist attack in London, the terrorist threat level in the country increased from "serious" to "critical".

May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be seen on the streets in the coming days.

"This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses", she added. The other was a bombing in May at a pop concert by United State star Ariana Grande in Manchester which killed 22 people, including several children.

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The teen will be brought to a south London police station for more questioning, reports said.

The search had been on for the suspect or suspects involved in leaving a bucket packed with nails and the explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP) on a busy train during Friday's morning rush hour.

A "fireball" and "wall of flame" ripped through the London Underground service, with commuters and schoolchildren on the District Line at Parsons Green fleeing in terror after a blast shortly after 8am.

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Chelsea urged supporters travelling to Stamford Bridge for the match against Arsenal on Sunday to take extra precautions following the attack at Parsons Green, which is near the club's stadium.

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