LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — A planned terrorist attack on Britain was foiled after four men were arrested in London, police said.
Scotland Yard said the men were arrested Sunday under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Armed officers were deployed because it was feared the men could have access to weapons, the Telegraph said.
The BBC said the alleged plot was believed to have involved firearms and had been being monitored for some time.
The four men were booked at a south London police station as six homes across London and two vehicles were being searched, officials said.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said the arrests were made during a “pre-planned, intelligence-led operation. … Public safety remains our overriding concern.”