British police have arrested an eighth suspect in connection with the recent series of attempted car bombings in London and Glasgow.
A police statement Monday said the man was arrested at an undisclosed location and is in custody. No other details were immediately available. British media reported that the suspect was arrested overseas.
The police action follows two arrests Sunday near Glasgow under anti-terrorism laws.
News media reports quote police sources as saying two of the eight detained are medical doctors.
One of them, identified as Bilal Abdullah an Iraqi-trained medical doctor, was in a car that rammed into Glasgow airport's terminal Saturday.
The other suspect, detained on a highway near Liverpool, was identified as Mohammed Asha a physician who completed medical school in Jordan.
Friday, two unexploded car bombs were found in the entertainment district of central London. Authorities found gas canisters, gasoline and nails inside the vehicles.
British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said police have searched 19 locations around the country and thanked all those involved in security operations. She called the attacks actions against the values shared by all law-abiding citizens and said the public will not be intimidated by terrorism.