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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:39 AM

Parsons Green: Explosion reported on London Tube train

Source: BBC


Emergency services are at the scene of a reported explosion on a District Line Underground train in south-west London. A picture on social media showed a white bucket inside a supermarket bag, but does not appear to show extensive damage in the carriage. Witnesses described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries.

Others have spoken of "panic" as alarmed passengers left the train at Parsons Green station at around 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) on Friday morning. London Ambulance Service says it has sent a hazardous area response team to the scene.

BBC London presenter Riz Lateef, who was at Parsons Green on her way in to work, said: "There was panic as people rushed from the train, hearing what appeared to be an explosion" "People were left with cuts and grazes from trying to flee the scene. There was lots of panic"

BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth says she saw a woman on a stretcher with burns to her face and legs.
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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545

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nitpicker Sep 2017 OP
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2017 #1
Rustyeye77 Sep 2017 #2
Post removed Sep 2017 #3
Rustyeye77 Sep 2017 #4
LanternWaste Sep 2017 #10
Impeach Trump Sep 2017 #5
FailureToCommunicate Sep 2017 #6
brooklynite Sep 2017 #7
Bengus81 Sep 2017 #8
Baclava Sep 2017 #9
jcmaine72 Sep 2017 #11
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2017 #12

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:44 AM

1. Breaking news right now live on MSNBC

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:29 AM

2. Anyone want to guess ?

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:13 AM

4. Wow

Think decaf.

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:45 AM

10. To what end other than self-validation?

To what end other than self-validation?

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:14 AM

5. Damn. I hate to hear of things like this happening.

 

My sister is in Paris right now and scheduled to be in London next week. I worry.

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Response to Impeach Trump (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:35 AM

6. Welcome to DU!

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:43 AM

7. UPDATE: Police have identified this as Terrorism

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/sep/15/parsons-green-tube-explosion-closes-london-district-line-live-updates

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has told LBC radio: “There is a manhunt underway as we speak.”

He said he was not allowed to say whether that meant a specific suspect was being sought.

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Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley says a suspected improvised explosive device, or IED, is thought to be responsible for the blast.

Speaking at Scotland Yard he said more police would be deployed across London particularly on the transport network.

He refused to say whether anyone had been arrested.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:39 AM

8. They'll have a person(s) in custody in a few hours,Bush couldn't catch Bin Laden in SEVEN years.....

But....in London they WANT these people captured and quickly brought to justice. Bush...nah,he wanted a boogey man like Bin Laden always on the loose for War and profit.

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:44 AM

9. London tube explosion: District line device was homemade bomb, say police

Twenty-two injured at Parsons Green after improvised explosive device partially detonates during morning rush-hour

An explosion that injured a number of people at Parsons Green underground station in west London was a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan police have said.

Commuters on a tube train reported hearing a bang and seeing a fireball flying down the carriage during Friday morning rush-hour. Pictures and video, purporting to be from the train carriage, were posted of flames coming out of a carrier bag containing a white bucket.

Police later confirmed the blast came from an improvised explosive device.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/15/parsons-green-district-line-suspended-in-west-london-over-incident






Lucky that it fizzled

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:26 PM

11. ISIS has claimed responsibility it seems.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/explosion-london-tube-train-sparks-chaos-article-1.3497157

ISIS: The gift that Dumbya gave the world that keeps on giving.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017, 07:23 AM

12. 18-year-old arrested in Dover in connection with attack

Detectives investigating the terrorist attack at Parsons Green on Friday have made an arrest in connection with the investigation, police say.

The 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover this morning, Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.
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Commenting on this morning’s arrest of a suspect in connection with the Parson’s Green attack, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said:

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2017/sep/16/london-tube-bombing-parsons-green-terror-threat-at-critical-as-hunt-for-bomber-continues-live-updates?page=with:block-59bcf23ce4b08cd0fcb7befc#block-59bcf23ce4b08cd0fcb7befc

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