London Bomber Arrested
VIDEO OF ARRESTED LONDON BOMBER HERE
These photos show an x-ray view of one of the unexploded devices and another view of a home made bomb found in the trunk of a car belonging to Shehzad Tanweer, one of the July 7 bombers who attacked the London Underground. (AP)
The nail-studded devices were reportedly made by the same person who armed the second wave of would-be suicide bombers who attempted to blow up three London subway trains and a bus exactly one week ago. On that occasion their bombs failed to explode.
In a fast-moving police investigation, a senior officer said Somali-born Yasin Hassan Omar, 24, was arrested alone in a house where police carried out a pre-dawn raid Wednesday in the central English city of Birmingham.
Anti-terrorist officers arrested nine men in dawn raids Thursday in connection with the botched July 21 attacks on London’s transit system, bringing to 20 the number of people police have in custody, including one of the alleged bombers.
With three of the suspected attackers still at large, Britain’s most senior police officer warned of more possible attacks and thousands of officers patrolled the country’s rail network to reassure the public.
“There are many thousands of police officers trying to ensure the safety of Londoners,” said Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair — three weeks to the day after the July 7 attacks that killed 56 people, including four suicide bombers.
He said it was a “a race against time” to find the suspected bombers.