Lon­don po­lice ar­rest 2nd man over bomb­ing

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A sec­ond man has been ar­rested over Fri­day’s bomb­ing of a Lon­don com­muter train that in­jured 30 peo­ple and Britain re­mained on its high­est level of alert on Sun­day with sol­diers help­ing pro­vide se­cu­rity.

The 21-year-old man was de­tained un­der Britain’s Ter­ror­ism Act in the west Lon­don sub­urb of Houn­slow just be­fore mid­night on Satur­day, the Metropoli­tan Po­lice said Sun­day.

Po­lice ar­rested an 18-year-old man in the de­par­ture lounge of Dover port ear­lier on Satur­day in what they called a “sig­nif­i­cant” step and then raided a prop­erty in Sun­bury, a town near Lon­don and about six kilo­me­ters from Houn­slow.

The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed train car­riage at west Lon­don’s Par­sons Green Tube sta­tion dur­ing the Fri­day morn­ing rush hour but ap­par­ently failed to det­o­nate fully. Is­lamic State (IS) claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity, as it has for other at­tacks in Britain this year, in­clud­ing two in Lon­don and one at a con­cert in Manch­ester in May.

UK In­te­rior Min­is­ter Am­ber Rudd said the sec­ond ar­rest in­di­cated it was not a “lone-wolf” at­tack, but there was no ev­i­dence IS was in­volved.

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