Manhunt on vs London subway blast suspects
LONDON — British authorities were searching for suspects yesterday in the London subway blast that injured more than two dozen people as hundreds of soldiers were being deployed across the country.
Authorities increased the terrorism threat level to "critical" late Friday, after a bomb partially exploded during the morning rush hour, meaning a government task force that includes the security services believes another attack may be imminent.
Prime Minister Theresa May said raising the threat level to its highest point was a "proportionate and sensible step." Police called on the public to be vigilant.
The soldiers added to the police presence yesterday at public places to deter attacks after the Friday morning rush-hour blast on a District Line train. No arrests have been made. The explosion and an ensuing stampede at Parsons Green station injured 29 people. None of the injuries, some of them burns, however were believed to be life-threatening.