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UK Police Arrest 3 More Over Parsons Green Attack – New York Times

The bombing prompted the British authorities to briefly raise the terrorism threat to the highest possible level, and Commander Haydon asked the public to come forward with any information they might have and to be vigilant for anything that could suggest a terrorist threat.

“We are asking the public to look out for anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with day-to-day life,” he said. “It may be nothing, but if you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related, trust your instincts, then act, and call us.”

On Saturday, Sunbury-on-Thames, a suburb southwest of London, was shaken after the police arrested two men in connection with the attack: An 18-year-old Iraqi orphan who had a reputation for getting into fights and had been in the foster care of a retired couple, and a 21-year-old from Syria who had escaped the civil war there and was working at a fried-chicken shop.

The 18-year-old, who has not been publicly identified, was arrested Saturday morning in the departures area at the port of Dover, where he appeared to be trying to leave the country.

The 21-year-old, who was arrested outside Aladdin’s, the shop in the outer London borough of Hounslow where he worked, has been identified as Yahyah Farroukh.

In an interview, his brother said that their family had run a bakery in Damascus, Syria, and that Yahyah had opposed President Bashar al-Assad.

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UK Police Arrest 3 More Over Parsons Green Attack – New York Times

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