Teen busted in bombing of Brit train
ENGLAND REMAINS on high alert over fears of another terror attack as police on Saturday nabbed a suspect in the London subway bombing that injured 29 people a day earlier.
Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Dover, where ferries run between Britain and France, and carried out armed raids in the southwestern London suburb of Sunbury.
Hours after the arrest, officers descended on the swanky home of Ron and Penny Jones, a well-respected couple who received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2009 from the queen for fostering hundreds of children.
Neighbors described the suspect as a troublemaker who was arrested just two weeks ago on unknown charges, British media reported.
The teen was being held under the Terrorism Act and has been brought to London for questioning.
“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning,” said London Metro Police terror czar Neil Basu.
“If there are other people responsible, it’s our job to find them,” he added.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the partially exploded bucket bomb (photo) that caught fire and sparked a stampede at the Parsons Green stop on the Tube.
Dozens were injured from the flash and the ensuing stampede out of the station.
Had the device worked as intended it could have killed hundreds of commuters packed into the rush hour train car.
The station, in a leafy London residential neighborhood, reopened Saturday.
Most of the city carried on as normal despite the heightened threat of attack. England’s terrorthreat level remains at “critical,” meaning that a subsequent strike is “expected imminently.”
Soldiers were posted at major sites across the city, and officials warned of continued raids connected to the investigation.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said “significant” police activity would continue throughout the weekend.
The bombing was the fifth major terrorism attack in England this year.