LONDON -- Scotland Yard has announced the arrest of two new suspects in the case of a young soldier who was hacked to death on a London street in an apparent terrorist attack.
The new suspects, a man and a woman, both 29, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder. Investigators gave no further information Thursday.
Officers also searched several homes believed to be connected to the two men who allegedly killed the off-duty soldier in front of stunned bystanders and spouted Islamic political statements before being shot and wounded by police.
The dead soldier was Lee Rigby, 25, a member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who had seen active duty in Afghanistan,
“We have lost a brave soldier,”
British news outlets reported that both suspected assailants had previously come to the notice of security agencies but were not judged to be planning an attack.
Adebolajo was identified as the man seen in videos brandishing knives in his bloodied hands after the attack and declaring the killing to be payback for the deaths of Muslims in countries where the British have deployed troops.
His alleged accomplice, who police said is 22 years old, has not been identified.