British Police Charge 18-Year-Old With London Subway Bombing

British police charged Ahmed Hassan on Friday with attempted murder and causing an explosion in connection with last week's terrorist attack at Parsons Green, an underground train station in London.

London's police chief says the bomb that failed to fully detonate last week in a London subway auto was loaded with explosives and shrapnel. According to a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police, Hassan was charged with "maliciously causing by triacetone triperoxide (TATP) or other explosive substance an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life" and "attempting to murder persons traveling on a District Line train from Wimbledon".

Police and forensic officers taking part in an operation in Cavendish Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, as part of the investigation into the Parsons Green bombing.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon.

Hassan was arrested in the southern English port of Dover shortly before 08:00 am the following day.

The attack sparked a huge hunt for the perpetrators and prompted officials to briefly raise the national terrorism threat to the highest level, "critical". "As you know, many people suffered injuries", Dick told LBC radio.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the September 15 bombing, which was Britain's fifth terror attack in six months.

Two others - a 48-year-old identified as D, and a 21-year-old identified as B - were released from police custody on September 21, with no further action.

Three other men - aged 25, 30 and 17 - remain in custody, police said.


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