5 things to know — London train bombing

Police forensic officers enter a property in Sunbury-on-Thames southwest London as part of the investigation into Friday’s Parsons Green bombing Saturday Sept 16 2017. British police made what they called a “significant” arrest Saturday in sou

5 things to know — London train bombing

"We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning", Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu said.

The UK's threat level was upgraded from "severe" to "critical" on May 23 following the Manchester bombing on May 22, in which a bomb exploded in the foyer of Manchester Arena moments after US pop star Ariana Grande left the stage.

Britain's terror alert level has not been raised.

The man, 21, was arrested late Saturday night in Hounslow, a borough in West London, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

A bucket packed with nails and explosives blew up on a crowded Underground train at London's Parsons Green station on September 15, injuring 30 people.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, though that could mean different things, as The Two-Way pointed out earlier this year.

ISIS said a group "detachment" had been behind the bombing.

"We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning".

Police officers secure a road in Sunbury-on-Thames southwest London as part of the investigation into Friday’s Parsons Green bombing Saturday Sept 16 2017. British police made what they called a “significant” arrest Saturday in southern Englan
5 things to know — London train bombing

Scotland Yard says he was detained in the port area of Dover.

The area around the station has been evacuated, with specialist officers there securing the remains of the improvised device and ensuring it is stable.

"For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites that are not accessible to the public", she said.

The news comes after police on Saturday arrested at 18-year-old man in Dover in connection with the rush hour attack.

The evacuation began at 1.40pm today, and the Met Police are being supported by Surrey Police. No one was killed in the incident.

Britain's terror threat level remains at critical - the highest level - meaning authorities believe another attack is imminent.

Sunbury is 10 miles west of Parsons Green, where the explosion occurred.

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