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Boy, 17, arrested in connection with Parsons Green tube attack

Boy, 17, arrested in connection with Parsons Green tube attack”

Friday morning's bomb attack on a London Underground train left 30 people injured.

Friday's bombing was the fifth major attack regarded by authorities as a terrorist incident in Britain this year which have claimed the lives of 36 people.

Photographs in the Sun newspaper show a man they report to be Farroukh being detained by police outside a fried chicken shop in west London on Saturday night.

The police investigation has focused on a foster home in Sunbury-on-Thames, a suburb of London where the 18-year-old is believed to have lived.

Most of the injured in Friday's explosion aboard a District Line train suffered flash burns while some were injured in the panicked rush to leave the Parsons Green station where the blast occurred. The attack sparked a huge manhunt for the perpetrators, and prompted the British government to briefly raise the national terrorism threat to the highest level. The family had been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for their fostering services in 2010, awarded with Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs) "for services to children and families".

Witnesses to the arrest in Newport on the previous evening described officers "jumping" a man who was put into a police vehicle and driven away.

Yahyah Farroukh, a 21-year-old Syrian held in west London, is said to have lived for a time with Ronald Jones, 88, and wife Penelope, 71, after fleeing to Britain from Syria. British police called this arrest "significant".

Police added that searches of two houses in Surrey, a county near London, are expected to last several more days.

"The police were there multiple times over the span of about a month - a few times a week", he said.

A man in a red hat - carrying a Lidl bag - was also captured by cameras near the Jones's home about 90 minutes before the attack. Police have asked the traveling public to be vigilant and to expect to see an increase in armed police.

Islamic State militants said they were responsible for the attack although both British and US officials have cast doubt on the claim, saying there was no evidence any recognized militant group had ordered or organized the bombing. A suicide bomber attacked a concert venue in Manchester in May, killing more than 20 people including children and mothers. The other attacks, near Parliament, on London Bridge and near a mosque in Finsbury Park in north London, involved vehicles and, in two cases, knives.



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