The UK Threat Level Has Been Raised to Critical Meaning Another Attack May Be Imminent

the country's terrorist threat level has been raised to "critical," the highest of five stages, and cautioned that a new attack could be imminent.
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she has raised the country's terrorist threat level to "critical," the highest of five stages, and cautioned that a new attack could be imminent.

Speaking outside Downing Street after a meeting with domestic security services, May said that investigations into the man alleged to have perpetrated the deadly attack on the Manchester Arena late Monday -- 22-year old Salman Abedi -- suggest he could have connections to terrorist operatives.

"It is now concluded, on the basis of today's investigations, that the threat level should be increased, for the time being, from severe to critical," May said. "This means that (the assessment of the security services) is not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent."

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