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19-year-old man arrested in connection to London subway suspicious device

By Amy R. Connolly
19-year-old man arrested in connection to London subway suspicious device
A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection to a "suspicious item" found on a London underground train and detonated by police. Photo from London Metropolitan Police

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Police arrested a 19-year-old man Friday in connection to a "suspicious item" found on a London underground train that was later detonated by police, authorities said.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken into custody after being shot with a Taser and detained in north London. Police said he was arrested on "suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts." He has not been charged and is being held at a London police station. Under British law, terrorism suspects can be held for up to 14 days with formal charges in serious cases.

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On Thursday, British police were called to the North Greenwich station after train staff reported finding a suspicious item on a train travelling eastbound on the Jubilee Line. The station was evacuated and a "controlled detonation" was carried out. No one was hurt.

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