Teen busted in bomb­ing of Brit train

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY JES­SICA SCHLADEBECK and DE­NIS SLAT­TERY With News Wire Ser­vices

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.

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