6 arrested in London terror raid incidents
Officials in London arrested six possible terrorists, five men and a woman, as part of a months-long international terror investigation. The probe that prompted the arrests on Thursday by armed police has revealed no known connection thus far to the Olympic Games that will begin later in July, although several of the arrests occurred near the main Olympic venue in London, according to intelligence sources and a police statement.
In a statement, authorities said, “Importantly, we are not treating this as a counter-terrorism incident.” The six possible terrorists range in ages from 21 to 29 and they were arrested in several locations across London by officers from Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command. They were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000, according to police. The terror suspects were taken to a southeast London police station where they are in custody.