NYPD Commissioner Says No Direct Threats To New York City

Fire on Tube train treated as terrorism

He says: "It now seems there was a detonation of an improvised explosive device".

Mrs May said she would chair a meeting of the National Security Committee later today.

REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Armed police officers walk through a carriage of a London underground tube train at Parsons Green station in London, Britain September 15, 2017. "I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way towards me", one of the passengers who was travelling on the train, told Reuters. As a manhunt takes place across the capital, authorities have tightened security on all transport hubs, The New York Times reports. The broadcaster also reported that the device did not fully detonate.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, speaking before police confirmed they were treating the incident as terrorism, said people should "keep calm and go about their normal lives" as emergency services respond.

"We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team", the London Ambulance Service said on Twitter.

Tracking rounds of showers from Irma
Plenty of cloud cover, however, there is a small chance for a peak of the sunshine late in the afternoon. The low will continue to weaken on Friday , as high pressure begins to build in from the west.

According to the Sky News report, an eye witness said that he saw remnants of flash/smoke, "hordes of people" and people "running down the platform" at Parsons Green station.

Photos taken inside a District Line train show a white plastic bucket inside a supermarket shopping bag. None was thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition.

The official threat level now stands at severe - meaning an attack is seen as "highly likely". Police said they are still trying to establish who is responsible and so far no arrests have been made.

"I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation", May said in response to US President Donald Trump's claim that the terrorists "were in the sights of Scotland Yard".

The city has been struck with two major attacks this year.

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