2nd arrest in London train bombing points to co-ordinated attack, officials say

2nd arrest in London train bombing points to co-ordinated attack, officials say
From CBC - September 17, 2017

A second man has been arrested in connection with the London Underground attack, the city's police said Sunday in what was the clearest indication yet that authorities do not believe the person who planted the bomb acted alone.

The Metropolitan Police force said a 21-year-old man was arrested shortly before midnight on Saturday in the west London borough of Hounslow. The force said the suspect was being held under the Terrorism Act and questioned at a south London police station Sunday, but has not been charged or identified.

Police on Sunday also launched an urgent search of a property in the southwestern suburb of Stanwell that authorities said was linked to the latest arrest. They continued searching a home in Sunbury, another southwestern London suburb where neighbours were asked to leave their homes on Saturday.

Two men are in custody for possible roles in the bombing attack on a rush-hour Tube train Friday morning that injured 30 people in London, including an 18-year-old man who was arrested Saturday in the departure area of the port of Dover.

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The two arrests indicate police and security services believe the attack at the Parsons Green station was part of a co-ordinated plot, not the act of a single person.

"We are still pursing numerous lines of enquiry and at a great pace," Metropolitan Police counterterrorism co-ordinator Neil Basu said.

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Britain's terror threat level was returned to "severe" on Sunday after the arrests.

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