British Police arrest suspect in connection to London subway attack

Cuomo Orders Enhanced Security for New York Bridges, Airports, Transit Systems After London Subway Attack

British Police arrest suspect in connection to London subway attack

Commuters on the tube train described scenes of terror and panic after the explosion sent a "fireball" and a "wall of flame" through the carrier in west London.

"The man said he carried the knife for self-defense", - said in a statement to the police.

Twenty-nine people have been treated in hospitals, mostly for burns, though at least eight have now been discharged.

Parsons Green station has re-opened after the attack.

Police were called at around 8.20am yesteday morning following reports of a fire on the District line train as it pulled in to the station.

Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat level to the highest possible rating, meaning another attack is expected imminently.

Friday's detonation was considered by police to have been partial.

He said none of the injured people were in a serious or life-threatening condition and that the manhunt for the perpetrator continued.

She said: "The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection".

Cuomo Orders Enhanced Security for New York Bridges, Airports, Transit Systems After London Subway Attack

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the blast, saying a "detachment" from its terror group was responsible.

"The threat level remains at severe".

He asked the public to remain "vigilant", but said people should "not be alarmed".

Basu said the force was not changing its "protective security measures", adding that steps were still being taken to free up extra armed officers.

Earlier, the British prime minister admonished Trump for his initial reaction to the attack.

"This arrest will lead to more activity from our officer", he said.

The London police counter terrorism command is leading the response and the probe is being supported by the British spy agency MI5, he said.

"My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident", May tweeted.

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