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UK Raises Threat Level To ‘Critical’; Attack ‘May Be Imminent’

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street after addressing a media in London on Tuesday.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street after addressing a media in London on Tuesday.

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One day after a bombing claimed during slightest 22 lives during a unison venue in Manchester, England, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a U.K. is lifting a apprehension hazard level. The move, announced Tuesday evening, means members of a British troops will be deployed via a nation to addition a troops forces.

“It is a probability we can't omit that there is a wider organisation of people related to this attack,” May said. “It is now concluded, on a basement of today’s investigations, that a hazard turn should be increasing for a time being — from ‘severe’ to ‘critical.’ “

She added: “This means that their comment is not usually that an conflict stays rarely likely, though that an conflict competence be imminent.”

The proclamation comes usually hours after troops identified a think — 22-year-old Salman Abedi — and ISIS claimed shortcoming for a bombing. Greater Manchester Police also announced Tuesday that they had “arrested a 23-year-old man” in tie with Monday’s bombing.

Dozens of concertgoers were also harmed in a conflict during a Manchester Arena during a finish of an Ariana Grande show.

Manchester Concert Bombing: What We Know Tuesday

The BBC reports this is usually a third time a U.K. has reached a top apprehension hazard turn underneath a warning complement — and a initial given 2007.

In her brief debate Tuesday, May pronounced a troops ask for troops support “is partial of a timeless devise famous as Operation Tempora, in that both a armed army and a troops officers concerned are well-trained and well-prepared to work in this kind of environment.”

She laid out what to design from a operation:

“This means that armed troops officers obliged for guarding pivotal sites will be transposed by members of a armed forces, that will concede a troops to significantly boost a series of armed officers on unit in pivotal locations.

“You competence also see troops crew deployed during certain events such as concerts and sports matches, assisting a troops to keep a open safe. In all circumstances, members of a armed army who are deployed in this approach will be underneath a authority of troops officers.”

NPR’s Bill Chappell has some-more on a Manchester conflict — all that we know, as of Tuesday dusk — right here.