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Second Terror Suspect in Custody After Release From Hospital

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- A second suspect in the murder of U.K. soldier Lee Rigby was released from the hospital and taken into custody at a London police station.

The 28-year-old man, identified by the BBC as Michael Adebolajo, was shot by police at the scene of the attack in southeast London on May 22.

Rigby was stabbed with knives and cleavers in the neighborhood of Woolwich, across the street from an army barracks. Police are treating the case as an act of terrorism.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was charged on May 29 with murder and possession of a handgun in connection with Rigby’s death.

London police have arrested 12 people in the probe into Rigby’s death, including Adebolajo and Adebowale.

Two people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of being involved in the supply of illegal firearms and remain in custody. A 42-year-old man was arrested in north London and a 46-year-old man was detained in the eastern section of the city after police executed searches at residential addresses.

The men were released on bail today and told to return to a south London police station later this month, the Metropolitan Police Service said in an e-mailed statement.

Inquest Adjourned

Around 500 police officers and other investigators, including members of counterterrorism units from forces around the country, are working on the case, U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

Rigby, a 25-year-old father, was hit with a car and then attacked by two men with knives outside a military barracks in Woolwich, southeast London. A coroner’s inquest in London today was adjourned to give police more time to conclude the investigation.

Rigby, who has a 2-year-old son, was a drummer in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. A fan of the Manchester United soccer team, he served as a machine gunner in Cyprus and then in 2009 as a member of a fire support group in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited Woolwich Barracks in London, near where Rigby was killed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ben Moshinsky in Brussels at bmoshinsky@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net

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