Hundreds of soldiers deployed across UK to free up police hunting for Parsons Green bomber

Latest news

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/uk/403530-police-hunt-suspects-parsons/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    Soldiers have been deployed across the UK to free up the 1,000 policemen hunting for the perpetrators of a terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station in London, which injured 29. The national threat level has been raised to maximum.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May said military personnel would take over guard duty at certain “protected sites,” freeing up police to be deployed on the transportation network and on streets across the country.

    “For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites,” May said in a televised statement.

    Read more

    'Failed detonation in London Tube attack could provide valuable forensics'

    “The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection. This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses,” she added.

    No arrests have been made so far, but counter-terrorism police chief Mark Rowley said the investigation was making “really good progress.”

    “We’re chasing down suspects,” he told reporters, as cited by AFP.

    “Somebody has planted this improvised explosive device on the Tube. We have to be open-minded at this stage about him and potential associates.”

    Metropolitan Police said earlier on Friday that an improvised explosive device [IED] went off in an underground carriage. They also said the IED did not fully detonate.

    In the same category are

    ‘Tonight we party, but Ballon d’Or is not in my hands’: Man of the World Cup final Griezmann Antoine Griezmann says the night of the World Cup final will be a time for celebration with "family and the French people”, but the World Cup final ma...
    ‘Vive La France!’: Joyous French players gatecrash presser, soak manager & journalists (VIDEO) This is the moment World Cup winner France, led by goalscorer Paul Pogba, gatecrashed the post-match press conference of manager Didier Deschamps to d...
    French cops deploy tear gas & water cannons to contain fan frenzy after World Cup win (VIDEOS) While a wave of jubilant celebrations has swept across France following Les Bleus’ FIFA World Cup victory, sporadic clashes between police and over-ex...
    ‘We’re on top of the world anyways’: Croatia’s president on FIFA World Cup final ‘We’re on top of the world anyways’: Croatia’s president on FIFA World Cup final 16 Jul, 2018 00:44 French cops deploy tear gas & water cannons...
    Google engineer beaten to death, 3 critical in Indian lynch mob attack fueled by ‘kidnapping’ rumor One man has been killed and three are fighting for their lives after an angry mob of 200 ruthlessly beat them, responding to a public call for “help” ...
    ‘Make Peace Great Again’: Finns protest Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki (PHOTOS) Protesters have hit the streets of the Finnish capital to protest the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimi...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.