Train bombing: United Kingdom government says arrest of suspect significant

Sunbury-on-Thames Pic Debbie Forsyth

The home secretary, Amber Rudd announced Sunday, that Britain's terror threat level has been reduced from critical and back down to severe.

The arrest came as part of the massive investigation and hunt for the culprits behind the London train bombing that injured 30 people on Friday. Experts believe the improvised explosive device failed to detonate properly meaning no one was critically injured or killed.

In a statement, Ms Rudd said: "Following the attack in Parsons Green last Friday the police have made good progress with what is an ongoing operation".

"Severe" means a terrorist attack is thought to be highly likely, whereas "critical" suggests it is imminent.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "Thanks to the dedicated work of our police officers and intelligence services, the UK's threat level has now been lowered from "critical" to "severe".

Ms Rudd's announcement comes just hours after police arrested a second man in connection with the bombing.

The 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow at 11.50pm on Saturday, the Met's Counter Terrorism Command said.

London police said they regarded the blast as a terrorist attack.

Police are continuing to search a house in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey.

The entire road was evacuated on Saturday while the initial investigations at the property were underway.



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