London Police Arrest 2 More in Subway Bombing Investigation - NBC 6 South Florida
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

London Police Arrest 2 More in Subway Bombing Investigation

The explosion and an ensuing stampede at Parsons Green station injured 29 people

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    An improvised bomb that exploded on a London subway train during the height of the morning rush hour injured at least 29 people on Friday. Authorities say they are investigating the incident as a terror attack. (Published Friday, Sept. 15, 2017)

    British counterterror police arrested two more people Wednesday in relation to the London subway attack, bringing the number to five.

    Detectives arrested a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales. A 25-year-old man was also arrested in Newport on Tuesday.

    Two other men arrested over the weekend — an 18-year-old refugee from Iraq and a 21-year-old from Syria — remain in custody. Neither has been charged.

    Extensive inquiries are ongoing and searches are ongoing at four addresses.

    Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

    "We anticipate that the searches will take some days to complete and may cause further disruption," said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

    A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car partially detonated Friday, injuring 30 people. The attack sparked a huge manhunt for the perpetrators, and prompted the British government to briefly raise the national terrorism threat to the highest level.