British Police Make ‘Significant Arrest’ in Parsons Green Bombing


The police in Kent, England, said on Saturday that they had made a “significant arrest” of a suspect in the terrorist attack on a subway station in Parsons Green that injured at least 29 people and unleashed chaos in the subway system.

The suspect, identified only as an 18-year-old man, was arrested in the port area of Dover, and was being held at a local police station before being transferred to a South London police station.

“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, said in a statement. “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.”

Dover, a coastal town in Kent, in southeastern England, is about 75 miles from London and is one of the main ports on the English Channel for ferry services linking Britain with mainland Europe.

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