>> MI5 has launched two inquiries into how it dealt with warnings from the public about the potential threat that Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi posed, according to media reports in the UK. The Guardian Newspaper has revealed Britain's Domestic Security Service began a review last week to identify any glaring errors it made handling information about the 22 year-old, or a second review would be more in-depth.
It has since emerged the service was alerted to his extremist views at least three times, the BBC reports. British Interior Minister Amber Rudd has told Sky News the inquiries are the right first step for MI5 to take. Authorities have now arrested a 16th person in connection with the bombing.
The 23 year-old man detained in Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex. Police say 14 men remain in custody for questioning, 2 have been released without charge. Prime Minister Theresa May, citing developments in the investigation for intelligence experts deciding to lower the terror threat level from most highest rating critical to severe, meaning attack remains highly likely.
It comes amid a warning from security officials of the rising threat from Islamist terrorism. Ms. Rudd confirming authorities are looking at 500 different potential plots involving 3,000 people as a top list, with a further 20,000 beneath that.