One person was killed and another was injured in what became known as the Cold War Sunday morning. Four people were arrested during the investigation.
A taxi explosion outside a hospital in Liverpool on Sunday was described by British police on Monday as a “terrorist incident”.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens more.
The taxi driver, realizing that his passenger was suspicious, stopped the car. He left the vehicle after the explosion, but before the flames could burn the passenger compartment. He was treated for his injuries and is currently out of the hospital, police said.
Four people were arrested
As part of the investigation, police said Sunday evening that three men, aged 29, 26 and 21, had been arrested under the Terrorism Act in the Kensington area of Liverpool.
At a news conference, Russ Jackson, in charge of the region’s counter – terrorism police, arrested a fourth man, a 20 – year – old man, on Monday.
“We know there were commemorative events a few minutes from the hospital when the explosion occurred. We cannot be contacted, but we are continuing a line of investigation,” the police official added.
The driver’s “incredible courage”
MI5 is involved in the investigation, said Russ Jackson. “I would like to thank the police for the speed with which the emergency services intervened and for their professionalism and continued work in the investigation,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responded.
The latter praised the “incredible mind and courage” of the taxi driver who pulled himself out of the burning passenger compartment. According to Defender.
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