A man has been arrested in Whitehall this afternoon, at approximately 14:22, following a stop and search as part of ongoing operation. Police arrested the man under the Terror Act.
Man arrested by armed police outside the Treasury on Whitehall. pic.twitter.com/RDDhm0AO1l
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) April 27, 2017
The man was arrested in Parliament Street, junction with Parliament Square, by armed officers from the Met’s Specialist Firearms Command.
The man, aged in his late twenties, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.Knives have been recovered from him.
BREAKING: One male being detained on Whitehall by armed police. pic.twitter.com/QwVzOuw4ap
— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) April 27, 2017
He is being detained under the Terrorism Act and is in custody in a south London police station.
Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat.