MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday that the terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been lowered from "critical" to "severe."
"The Joint Terrorist Analysis Center, which reviews the threat level that the UK is under has decided to lower that level from 'critical' to 'severe', Rudd said in an interview with the BBC broadcaster.
Earlier in the day, the Metropolitan police said it had arrested a second suspect believed to be linked to the blast that went off in a carriage at Parsons Green on Friday. The 21-year old man was detained in west London late on Saturday.
London police said they regarded the blast as a terrorist attack. Daesh (IS, banned in Russia) reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.
The London bombing is the third attack in the British capital thus far in 2017. In June, a trio of Daesh-associated Islamic extremists conducted a van-ramming attack on London bridge, killing eight before being shot dead by police.