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    BREAKING: UK TERROR LEVEL RAISED TO CRITICAL AFTER BUCKET BOMB

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41288525

    The UK terror threat has been increased to its highest level as police continue the hunt for the person behind the Tube bombing in south-west London.


    The prime minister said the threat was now critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station.

    Police said some 1,000 armed officers would be seen across the country after military assistance was requested.

    So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack, which injured 29.


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    UK threat level raised to critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently.

    Marvellous.

    https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...-idUSKCN1BQ1UT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday it was not helpful for anyone to speculate on investigations after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the culprits behind a train bombing had been “in the sights” of the police.

    The official said that at this point, U.S. agencies had no information to back up any suggestion by Trump that Britain had advance warning or specific intelligence on the attack.

    Hours after Trump’s tweet, Sky News cited security sources as saying they had identified a suspect in the attack, with the help of surveillance footage.

    Whether they had advanced warnings or specific intelligence does not mean the suspect wasn't known or on a watch list.
    It's my opinion if no link provided.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    UK threat level raised to critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently.

    Marvellous.

    https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels
    ISIS is claiming this attack was carried out by a cell of jihadis and MI5 had no alternative but to raise the terror threat level.

    This is a security nightmare because the bags of passengers cannot be thoroughly checked before they board buses, trains and as we saw today the tube across the U.K and in Europe.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elley Mae View Post
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-br...-idUSKCN1BQ1UT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday it was not helpful for anyone to speculate on investigations after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the culprits behind a train bombing had been “in the sights” of the police.

    The official said that at this point, U.S. agencies had no information to back up any suggestion by Trump that Britain had advance warning or specific intelligence on the attack.

    Hours after Trump’s tweet, Sky News cited security sources as saying they had identified a suspect in the attack, with the help of surveillance footage.

    Whether they had advanced warnings or specific intelligence does not mean the suspect wasn't known or on a watch list.
    I bet our Prime Minister and the U.K government are getting seriously hacked off with his unhelpful tweeting at times of crisis like this. He could just convey his concern and offer his support to Britain but no.

    I just hope people are vigilant on public transport for the foreseeable future in the U.K and in Europe.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41288525
    The prime minister said the threat was now critical, meaning an attack is expected imminently, after a device was detonated at Parsons Green station.

    Police said some 1,000 armed officers would be seen across the country after military assistance was requested.
    So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the attack, which injured 29.
    Mrs May said the military would be providing support to police and would replace them on guard duties at certain sites that are not accessible to the public.
    These will include Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, embassies and the Palace of Westminster and will enable armed officers to carry out patrols, the Met said.
    Mr Rowley asked the public to remain "vigilant", but said people should "not be alarmed".

    He said anyone who took pictures or videos at the scene could upload them to ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.
    BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said the bomb appeared not to have gone off properly.

    Had it worked as intended, it would have killed everyone around it and maimed everyone in the train carriage for life, he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    ISIS is claiming this attack was carried out by a cell of jihadis and MI5 had no alternative but to raise the terror threat level.

    This is a security nightmare because the bags of passengers cannot be thoroughly checked before they board buses, trains and as we saw today the tube across the U.K and in Europe.

    There is also a claim that this would have been a try-out for something bigger.
    The mechanism didn't quite work today, no doubt they will improve it.

    It is very worrying that the terrorists were able to leave that bag on the train without anyone noticing or raising the alarm. Makes one also wonder how they transported it. I have one of those freezer bags from LIDL and they won't hold a big bucket full of white liquid. Those bags are simply not strong enough, the handle will break. IMHO they must have carried the contraption in their arms, pity it did not explode there and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    ISIS is claiming this attack was carried out by a cell of jihadis and MI5 had no alternative but to raise the terror threat level.

    This is a security nightmare because the bags of passengers cannot be thoroughly checked before they board buses, trains and as we saw today the tube across the U.K and in Europe.
    bbm As these types of bombs seem to be always above a certain size, maybe only larger items should be screened. I know, still a hug task but maybe unavoidable in the future. If there's no checking at all on buses, trains and tube, people riding them are just sitting ducks. imo

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    Transport Police need to be given more resources for extra covert operations, a security expert has said.

    Will Geddes, founder of private security firm International Corporate Protection, has said deploying more officers needs to be a priority for the British Transport Police .

    The expert also advised against introducing airport-style barriers, saying the build-up in a bottleneck of people simply adds another target for exploitation.

    "The terrorist is always going to look for the path of least resistance," he said.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...olice-11179123
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    Thoughts:

    1) Once again, my thoughts are with the city where my heart lies. I have not been through Parsons Green but I am a south-easterner, I worked in Westminster last year, and I adore London.

    2) 8.20am. Whilst it may have exploded prematurely, that is a time aimed to maim or kill as many as possible, with the number of commuters of London tube trains every morning (and likely school children too).

    3) Trump needs to stop the comments on Twitter. It is not appropriate, whether 'accurate' or not. Whether or not there was intelligence, it is leading our police to be further criticised (often fairly) as they do their jobs in an extremely tough environment. They need time to investigate it, and speculation is not helpful - especially in a place where 147 characters are used, and no space for depth.

    4) Whilst here is not the place for politics, it deserves acknowledgement once more. With the threat level raised to critical, there are again comments about 'extra' police on the streets for reassurance and visibility. Let's just reiterate. There are no extra police. Those 'extra' police are the same officers who put their efforts in day in and day out. Once again they are facing cancelled annual leave, cancelled rest days, ridiculous working hours, shortages of officers, lack of time with their families and increased stress.. Our officers are not routinely armed. There are 20,000 fewer officers than 7 years ago. They run into the situations the majority of people run away from.These officers save lives. Each and every day. Whatever happens in our world, they are there. And that deserves immense credit and respect.


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    Rush hours should be eliminated. I remember the time when I lived in London, during rush hours it was standing room only in the tube. Terrible. Flexible working and opening hours of businesses, offices, banks, schools, doctors, etc might help thin out the crowds in the morning and early evening that these people love to attack. 9-5 could be extended to 7-11pm, perhaps? Spread out the commuters over more hours to lower the risk.

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    I think they know his name , or they would have put out his pic and asked public for help

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    My daughter is in London taking part in London Fashion week...ive pleaded with her to come home..shes refusing saying then there winning...shes there all weekend..my anxiety is sky high.

    thinking of those affected....

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    They are talking about cell phone tracking.

    Do cell phones let anyone track anyone?

    In triangulating a cell phone in like a murder they have the number --what do they mean when they say there using cell phone tracking?

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41288400
    Parsons Green: How will police track down the attacker?
    The amount of work that confronts detectives on a day like this is enormous. Hundreds of officers were immediately put on the investigation, with clear goals. These are:


    • Who did it?
    • Are there more devices?
    • Who else, if anyone, was involved?
    • How was the device made?

    So let's start with that fourth question and work backwards. The people in charge of the investigation into the bomb are scientists from the Forensic Explosives Laboratory.
    They investigate every explosive device recovered in the UK. In 2005 they had to look at the devices left behind from the botched attacks of 21 July.
    The bomb at Parsons Green was an improvised explosive device (IED) and, like those on 21/7, it didn't work as planned.
    But if the attacker left before the detonation, where is he or she now?

    Specialist CCTV search officers have now spent hours trying to ascertain who was carrying the distinctive Lidl freezer bag and its bulky contents on to the Tube.
    At the same time, a specialist team of detectives will be following any money trail they can - an increasingly important part of any investigation.

    They'll be looking at the payment cards used to enter and leave the London Underground - and they may get a match to a suspicious purchase of precursor chemicals.

    Once the attacker has been spotted, the officers will then have to work out if that person was alone and where he or she came from before joining the train.

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