Friday’s train explosion injured at least 30 people, police said Saturday. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption
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In what they are calling a “significant arrest,” police in London said they have detained an 18-year-old man in connection with the explosion on a train Friday that left dozens injured.
London’s Metropolitan Police said Kent Police arrested the man in Dover Saturday morning, which is located about 75 miles to the southeast of London on the country’s coast.
They said an improvised explosive device went off around 8:20 a.m. Friday on a train at the Parsons Green subway station.
Police now say 30 people “are known to have been injured” in what they call a terrorist attack. Reports describe victims with facial burns.
Metropolitan Police released a statement from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, a counterterrorism coordinator.
“We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.
“The public should remain vigilant as our staff, officers and partners continue to work through this complex investigation. We are