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Underground attack investigation continues in London

20 Сентября 2017

London transport authorities said Saturday that they have re-opened Parsons Green subway station.

According to a neighbour, the couple, who are well respected in the community, had an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old staying with them recently.

Two people have been arrested as part of the probe into the attack, which injured passengers on a train at Parsons Green.

The 21-year-old was arrested in west London around 11:30 p.m. Saturday under the Terrorism Act, the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement. Images posted on social media following the attack appeared to show wires protruding from a flaming bucket contained in a Lidl bag on the floor of the train carriage.

Farroukh was photographed with police officers outside a fast food outlet at Hounslow in west London.

After the rush-hour bombing, British officials raised the country's terror threat level to the highest level, "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent.

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Suleman Sarwar, co-owner of Aladdin's Fried Chicken in Hounslow, said Farroukh worked there and was arrested by police Saturday night at the end of his shift.

Acquaintance Tabitha Jenkins said the 18-year-old suspect was "a lovely young man".

Police have searched several properties, including a home in Sunbury where an elderly couple served as foster parents for many children over several decades.

British police are still holding two suspects in custody over the London subway blast as commuters head to work Monday in the first morning rush hour since the attack.

"The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, which reviews the threat level that the United Kingdom is under, has made a decision to lower that level from critical to severe", Home Secretary Amber Rudd said. The Islamic State's Amaq news agency said the militant group was responsible for the attack, but that claim could not be independently verified.

After a bombing in May at an Ariana Grande concert in the northern city of Manchester that left 22 people dead, British authorities were infuriated by a leak of important intelligence that had been shared by them with US officials, as is customary between the two close allies.

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Underground attack investigation continues in London