Attack in front of Buckingham: the arrest of a second person

News 27 August, 2017
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    Sunday, 27 August, 2017 06:43

    Sunday, 27 August, 2017 06:43

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    LONDON | A man of 30 years was arrested Sunday in the west of London, in connection with the attack on police officers, Friday night, in front of Buckingham palace, announced the british police.

    “The man was arrested today (Sunday) at 10: suspected of being involved in the planning, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism and he was placed in custody”, police said in a press release.

    The police said that a search was in progress at an address in west London, in the framework of this investigation.

    “The arrest was made by police officers of the directorate of the counter-terrorism investigation into the terrorist act of Constitution Hill, during which three police officers were slightly injured,” said the police.

    An extension of the custody of the assailant 26-year-old arrested Friday night in front of Buckingham has been allowed until Friday, September 1, according to the same source.

    This abuser is a native of Luton, fifty miles north of London, had attempted to seize “a sabre d’1,20 m laid on the floor of the passenger seat” and “cried out several times Allah Akbar” when he attacked police officers not armed. It was neutralized with mace, had detailed the police.

    Three police officers were slightly injured, two requiring hospital care.

    “We believe that the man acted alone and we are not seeking other suspects at this stage”, was in a first time, said Saturday the police counter-terrorist.

    This attack came two hours after a knife attack from the military in Brussels.

    The author, a Belgian who is of somali origin, was killed by the forces of the order and the attack was claimed on Saturday night by the group islamic State (EI).