Sat. Jan 29th, 2022

LIVERPOOL, England—British police have identified the suspect behind a suicide explosion that engulfed a taxi in flames outside a hospital in Liverpool on Remembrance Sunday. Authorities have declared the blast a terrorist incident. Police say 32-year-old suspect Emad Al Swealmeen, who is from the Middle East and was not , boarded the taxi in the northern English city and was driven to the hospital, which was about 10 minutes away. The blast took place before 11 a.m. within the car as it approached the drop-off point in front of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Earlier, Liverpool Mayor Joanne Anderson described the actions of the taxi driver, Dave Perry, as heroic. The taxi driver was treated for injuries and released after medical attention. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson of Counter-Terrorism Policing Northwest said it was unclear why the passenger had wanted to go to the hospital or what had triggered the sudden explosion of an …

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