Yahyah Farroukh, 21, has been identified as the suspect in the Parsons Green tube bombing. Police were able to identify him by using security camera footage. He is being questioned under Britain’s Terrorism Act as he is suspected of being involved in extremist-related activities.
22 people were taken to hospitals after the attempted bombing at the Parsons Green tube station in London.
The Metropolitan Police said none of the injured sustained life-threatening or serious injuries. Police treated the incident as terrorism.
According to what is believed to be Farroukh’s Facebook profile he is originally from Damascus,Syria, and studied English for speakers of other languages at West Thames college, near the Stanwell property. The Facebook page also claims that he worked for an events company in London.
The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism. Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries. A hunt for the person who placed the device is under way and the area around the station has been evacuated.
Specialist officers there are securing the remains of the improvised device and ensuring it is stable.Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “cowardly” attack, which she said had “intended to cause significant harm”.
She said the UK’s terror threat level would remain at severe – the second highest – but would be under review. Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, she said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.
About Parsons Green Tube Station
Parsons Green is an above ground London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District line that opened in 1880. It is between Fulham Broadway and Putney Bridge stations and is in Zone 2. There are entrances on Parsons Green Lane and in Beaconsfield Walk. The station is a short distance north of the green itself.
It was previously a train-operator depot until functions were transferred to Earl’s Court.
Designed by a Mr. Clemence under the supervision of John Wolfe-Barry, the station was opened on 1 March 1880 when the Metropolitan District Railway (now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.
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