Intelligence services are now saying that ISIS suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a ‘mule,’ which means that the nail bomb he detonated in Manchester Arena was actually constructed by someone else… and that person is still at large.
“They don’t waste bomb makers,” a law enforcement official told reporters, explaining that this is the reason Prime Minister Theresa May has upped the U.K.’s threat level to “critical”.
“The reason we have gone to critical is because he is still out there, and the fear is that he will strike again before they get caught,” said the source, noting that the bomb was packed with nuts and bolts so that it would cause maximum injury in a confined space.
Early Wednesday, fire crews stood at the ready as a raid in Granby Row, near Piccadilly Station, was carried out by armed forces as part of the investigation into the bombing.
Closed-circuit television should help police figure out who Abedi met before he went to the arena as well as how he got there.
It’s been reported that Abedi, who was born in the U.K., had recently returned to his home city of Manchester after visiting his parents in Libya. British and French intelligence know that the 22 year old had “proven” links with ISIS and had stopped in Syria as well.
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