- Associated Press - Saturday, October 22, 2016

LONDON (AP) - Counterterrorism police investigating a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train said Saturday they found another suspicious item in a property 200 miles (320 kilometers) away.

They evacuated the house and set up a cordon before an investigation revealed the object was not dangerous.

London’s Metropolitan Police said officers found the object while searching a house in the southwest England town of Newton Abbot connected to a 19-year-old man arrested Friday over the subway incident.

Officers cordoned off the property and also evacuated residents from the street the house stands on in the picturesque small town.

Police said later that “work has been carried out and it has now been confirmed the device is not viable.”

They did not provide details of what kind of object or device they found.

Part of the London Underground was shut for several hours Thursday after a passenger discovered what police called a “suspicious item” on a train at North Greenwich station.

It was destroyed in a controlled explosion and is undergoing a forensic examination.

Police have not said whether they think the object on the train was a viable explosive device or a hoax.

Officers used a stun gun to detain the teenage suspect Friday on a busy London street. He is being held on suspicion of “the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts.”

Police said they are not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation and are keeping an open mind about motive.

Britain’s official threat level from international terrorism stands at “severe,” the second-highest point on a five-point scale, meaning an attack is highly likely.

In July 2005, four suicide bombers blew themselves up on three London subway trains and a bus, killing 52 commuters.

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