- Teenager arrested at 12.20pm on Friday on street in North London remains in police custody
- Followed discovery of a 'viable device' on a train on Thursday
- It was detonated in a controlled explosion at North Greenwich, but it is not known how long it have been it had been on the train
- Passengers were evacuated from station near The O2 as alarms rang
But shhhh…. don’t go describing him as a “Muslim”and then maybe nobody will ever suspect he is.
A 19-year-old man was arrested after a suspicious device was blown up in a controlled explosion in London
A 'viable device' found on a London Underground train is believed to have been planted by a terrorist acting alone - and was placed on a carriage heading for landmarks including Westminster and The Shard.
The package - described as a bag with wires sticking out - was found on a Jubilee Line train on Thursday.
North Greenwich station was evacuated for more than seven hours, and bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion.
A 19-year-old man arrested in north London yesterday afternoon remains in police custody today.
The teenager was Tasered in the street as armed police swooped on the suspect, described as a white, bearded man.
The teenager was detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 after his arrest at 12.20pm in Holloway, and can be detained for up to 14 days without charge.
Police have confirmed they are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the device.
And the Ministry Of Defence warned its staff in a memo that the culprit could have planted more devices, according to The Telegraph.
It said: 'This increase is in response to the discovery of a suspected viable improvised explosive device (IED) on a London Underground train.
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