British police, their guns drawn, captured an unnamed 50-year-old man in east London today, nominally the latest “suspect” in the Wednesday killing of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby.
He’s the latest in a flurry of arrests since the incident, in which two attackers were captured and remain hospitalized. 10 people have been arrested overall, but no charges have been filed on any of the additional captives, and there is no indication what, if anything, they are actually suspected of.
The arrests may serve as a challenge to Britain’s controversial “96 hour rule,” under which police can continue to detain suspects for 4 straight days in custody without filing charges against them.
Anger in the wake of the killing has many British Muslims fearing a backlash against their community at large, with attacks targeting mosques over the weekend and the seemingly random detentions fueling fear that the worst is yet to come.
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