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UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/06/2017
People walk past floral tributes on the southern end of London Bridge for victims of the attack, during the morning rush hour, in London, Monday, June 12, 2017. The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear" as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday. The three men wore the belts when they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3, before being shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) © The Associated Press People walk past floral tributes on the southern end of London Bridge for victims of the attack, during the morning rush hour, in London, Monday, June 12, 2017. The London Bridge attackers wore fake suicide belts to create "maximum fear" as they carried out their rampage, police said Sunday. The three men wore the belts when they mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed people in nearby Borough Market on June 3, before being shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON — London police have made a new arrest in their investigation of the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Police said late Sunday night that a 19-year-old man had been arrested in the east London neighborhood of Barking. He is being detained on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act.

Police are holding six other men in the assault on the London Bridge area that claimed eight lives.

The suspects have not been identified or charged. Police have released 12 others who had been arrested in the early days of the investigation.

Three men carried out the vehicle and knife attack nine days ago. Dozens of people were injured before the three attackers were shot dead by police.

Britain's terrorism threat level remains at "severe" meaning officials just that an attack is "highly likely."

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