3rd arrest made in London bucket bomb attack

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A third suspect has been arrested by British police in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.

Police on Tuesday evening said they arrested a 25-year-old man in a counter-terrorism raid in Newport, South Wales shortly after 7 p.m.

The 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 man has been charged, and London police have yet to disclose any details of the investigation, but all three are now being held under the U.K.’s Terrorism Act.

The homemade explosive device, which had been placed inside a bucket that was enclosed in a shopping bag, injured 30 people when it partially detonated inside a crowded subway car on Friday morning.

Officials have stated that had the bomb gone off completely, the explosion would have caused many more injuries than it did.

Britain’s official terrorist threat level was raised to “critical” after the attack — meaning an attack was likely to be imminent — but it was lowered after police made the first two arrests.

The first two suspects are believed to have previously lived in a foster home in Sunbury, a suburb southwest of London. Details about the third suspect are not yet available.

Despite the fact that ISIS radicals have claimed responsibility for the blast, British officials are still looking for a connection.

Prime Minister Teresa May seemed to acknowledge that the bomb was set off by terrorists and called the attack “cowardly,” promising that security in London will be increased. “The threat from terrorism is severe, but by working together, we will defeat,” she stated.

You can watch her statement in the video below:

 

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