London: Police find new ‘suspicious item’ in probe of subway alert

London's Metropolitan Police says officers were searching an address on Friday in the southwest England town of Newton Abbot connected to a 19-year-old man arrested on Thursday over the subway incident.

By: AP | London | Published:October 22, 2016 10:58 pm

Counter-terrorism police investigating a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train say they have found another suspicious item in a property 200 miles (320 kilometers) away. London’s Metropolitan Police says officers were searching an address on Friday in the southwest England town of Newton Abbot connected to a 19-year-old man arrested on Thursday over the subway incident. It says the house has been evacuated and officers from the local force and the anti-terrorism squad are “dealing with the item.”

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Part of London Underground was shut for several hours Thursday after a passenger discovered what police called a “suspicious item” on a train.
It was destroyed in a controlled explosion and is undergoing a forensic examination.

The suspect is being held on suspicion of “the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts.”