Liverpool bomber reported dead as a result of the explosion

 A coroner determined that the Liverpool bomber died as a result of the explosion and fire generated by the improvised device he built with "murderous intent."

Emad Al Swealmeen, 32, was killed when the cab he was in detonated outside the hospital shortly before 11 a.m. on Remembrance Sunday.

The event prompted a police investigation, multiple arrests, and an increase in the UK's terror threat level.

"On November 14, 2021, Emad Jamil Salman Al Swealmeen died in a cab in front of Liverpool Women's Hospital," senior coroner Andre Rebello stated during the inquest at Liverpool and Wirral Coroner's Court.

"He deceased as a result of an explosion and ensuing fire caused by an improvised explosive device he had brought into the cab."

"It has been discovered that he created the improvised explosive device, meant to spew shrapnel, with homicidal intent."

"It remains unclear if he intended the device to detonate when it did," he added of the device, which was manufactured at an apartment  rented by Al Swealmeen on Rutland Avenue.

According to the inquiry, Emad Al Swealmeen called his brother two days before his death and warned he could do "something horrible."

According to senior coroner Andre Rebello, Al Swealmeen's brother, who lives in America, told him on Friday, November 12, two days before the bomb went off.

"He claims towards the conclusion of the phone Emad said something like 'if I do something awful that would harm the family, what do you think?" Mr Rebello told the inquest.

"He answered something along the lines of 'don't do crap,' counselling him as an elder brother, but this concerned him given his prior troubles."

He said that Al Swealmeen, who was born in Baghdad, Iraq, had been imprisoned in the Middle East for a major assault on another person and had previously been arrested in Liverpool for possession of an offensive weapon.

According to the inquiry, Emad Al Swealmeen entered the country legitimately in May 2014 using a Jordanian passport and a UK visa.

"Shortly after his arrival, he claimed, it is thought erroneously, that he was of Syrian descent and requested asylum as a refugee from that nation," senior coroner Andre Rebello said.

He stated that the claim, as well as all future petitions for asylum, were denied, with the most recent denial in November 2020.

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