AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT


London subway blast: UK soldiers deployed, attacker sought

LONDON (AP) — British authorities were searching for suspects Saturday in the London subway blast that injured more than two dozen people as hundreds of soldiers were being deployed across the country.

Authorities increased the terrorism threat level to “critical” late Friday, after a bomb partially exploded during the morning rush hour, meaning a government task force that includes the security services believes another attack is imminent.

The bomber and possible accomplices are still at large, leaving London on edge. Police are combing through closed-circuit TV images and have extensively studied the remains of the device without giving details about it. But images from inside the subway car after the blast showed that the device was contained in a bucket with wires hanging out of it and that it was concealed in a plastic shopping bag.

Assistant police commissioner Mark Rowley said late Friday night that police are “chasing down suspects.”

The train hit by the bomber had video cameras in each car, and the London Underground network has thousands of cameras at the entrances to station and along the labyrinth of subterranean and aboveground passageways leading from the entryway to the trains.

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