Parsons Green: UK raises terror threat to critical after London terrorist bomb attack

DW – September 15, 2017

British police embarked on a wide manhunt on Friday following a terrorist attack on a London subway train.

An improvised device hidden inside a plastic bucket and a supermarket freezer bag exploded inside a packed train carriage, injuring 29 people, mostly with burns.

“Clearly, this was a device that was intended to cause significant harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May said after calling a meeting of the government’s COBRA emergency committee.

Later on Friday, May said the country’s threat level had been raised from severe to the highest possible level of critical, which means an attack is expected imminently.

“The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection,” May said.