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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Britain-To-Remain-at-‘Critical’-Threat-Level-Over-Weekend.aspxBritain To Remain at ‘Critical’ Threat Level Over WeekendGP0|#21788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f;L0|#021788f65-8908-49e8-9957-45375db8bd4f|National Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652017-05-26T04:00:00Zhttps://adminsm.asisonline.org/pages/megan-gates.aspx, Megan Gates<p>​Britain will remain at its highest terror alert level—critical—throughout the holiday weekend, authorities said. This means that another attack "is expected imminently."</p><p>The threat level remains at critical because of concerns about copycat attacks and attacks by a possible network that may have aided Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, the <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40056102" target="_blank">BBC News reports.</a></p><p>Detectives confirmed that they had "got hold of a large part of the network" and made "immense" progress arresting people suspected of aiding Abedi, <em></em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/26/manchester-attack-police-arrest-man-and-search-barber-shop-moss-side-st-helens" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em> reports.</a></p><p>"Clearly, we haven't covered all the territory we want to but we have covered a large part of it so our confidence has been increasing in recent days," said Britain's top counter-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley. "But there's still more to do."</p><p>As of Friday afternoon, authorities had arrested eight men in connection to the Manchester Arena bombing. Their names have not been released to the public. </p><p>Detectives are also focusing on how the bomb used in the attack was made.<br></p><p>"Investigators believe aspects of the way the bomb was built point towards the maker having made improvised explosive devices before," according to <em>The Guardian.</em> "It showed considerable power and the nuts and bolts had been packed to maximize their murderous effect."</p><p>Immediately after the bombing, authorities were attempting to determine if Abedi had made the device himself or if someone else made it for him. </p><p>New information, reported by media outlets including <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/world/europe/manchester-attack-uk-bomber.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/europe" target="_blank">The New York Times,</a></em> revealed that Abedi "opened a bank account about a year ago, drew money from it to buy nails and screws from two hardware stores, and rented an apartment where he built the explosive device" he eventually detonated at the arena.</p><p>U.S. Representative and Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) also confirmed that Abedi's backpack—which he used to carry the bomb in—contained triacetone triperoxide, the same explosive used in the London 2005, Paris 2015, and Brussels 2016 attacks.</p><p>While the threat level remains at critical, Britain is preparing to hold 1,300 events across the country this weekend for a bank holiday. Police have reviewed security procedures and increased patrols in areas where more boots on the ground are needed, <em>The Guardian</em> reports.​</p><p>"Extra armed police will patrol the FA Cup final at Wembley, where armored vehicles will be deployed, and the rugby premiership final at Twickenham," <em>The Guardian</em> said. "Fifty percent more firearms officers have been deployed on the streets, including some who were seen patrolling on Scarborough beach on Friday."</p>

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https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Britain-To-Remain-at-‘Critical’-Threat-Level-Over-Weekend.aspx2017-05-26T04:00:00ZBritain To Remain at ‘Critical’ Threat Level Over Weekend
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Soft-Targets---What-Security-Professionals-Can-Learn-From-the-Manchester-Attack.aspx2017-05-24T04:00:00ZSoft Targets: What Security Professionals Can Learn From the Manchester Attack
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Terror-Attack-Strikes-Manchester-Arena—What-We-Know.aspx2017-05-23T04:00:00ZTerror Attack Strikes Manchester Arena: What We Know
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Stadium-and-Soft-Target-Security-Resources.aspx2017-05-23T04:00:00ZStadium and Soft Target Security Resources
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Editor's-Note---On-Wolves.aspx2017-05-01T04:00:00ZEditor's Note: On Wolves
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Terrorists-Check-In.aspx2017-05-01T04:00:00ZTerrorists Check In
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Minor-Migrants.aspx2017-05-01T04:00:00ZMinor Migrants
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/The-Evolution-of-Airport-Attacks.aspx2017-04-01T04:00:00ZThe Evolution of Airport Attacks
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Communal-Protection.aspx2017-04-01T04:00:00ZCommunal Protection
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Perception-Versus-Reality.aspx2017-04-01T04:00:00ZPerception Versus Reality
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Four-Killed-In-U.K.-Parliament-Attack.aspx2017-03-22T04:00:00ZFour Killed In U.K. Parliament Attack
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Gunman-Opens-Fire-at-Fort-Lauderdale-Airport;-Authorities-Say-Multiple-Dead.aspx2017-01-06T05:00:00ZGunman Opens Fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport; Authorities Say Multiple Dead
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/World-Water-Woes.aspx2017-01-01T05:00:00ZWorld Water Woes
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Truck-Drives-Into-Berlin-Christmas-Market-Killing-Nine.aspx2016-12-19T05:00:00ZBerlin Christmas Market Attacker Killed in Shootout
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Cultural-Property-and-Terrorism.aspx2016-11-01T04:00:00ZCultural Property and Terrorism
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Terrorist-Attacks-in-the-EU.aspx2016-11-01T04:00:00ZTerrorist Attacks in the EU
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/A-Refuge-from-Terror.aspx2016-10-01T04:00:00ZA Refuge from Terror?
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/Award-Winners-and-Johnson-Keynote.aspx2016-09-13T04:00:00ZMonday Luncheon: Award Winners and Johnson Keynote
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/It-Sounded-Like-an-Avalanche.aspx2016-09-10T04:00:00ZIt Sounded Like an Avalanche
https://sm.asisonline.org/Pages/As-School-Year-Begins,-France-Enhances-Security-at-Educational-Institutions-.aspx2016-09-06T04:00:00ZAs School Year Begins, France Enhances Security at Educational Institutions