Man­hunt on vs Lon­don sub­way blast sus­pects

The Freeman - - WORLD -

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.

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