Police officers have arrested a forty-year-old man from Northolt in North-west London.
The man was suspected to have stored explosives and petrol in his house in Wood End Lane. This forced the police to evacuate 80 people from their homes.
He was finally arrested when police in riot gear forced entry to his house at around 8pm on Sunday.
“After attempts to negotiate over a number of days did not work we used specialist officers to work out how we could gain entry to the address as safely as we could,” the Met Chief Superintendent explained.
The Met police released this statement:
“Police would like to reiterate their thanks to the local community for their support throughout the operation.”
“There was a huge amount of disruption to local residents; we are grateful for cooperation we ask for their continued patience as we finish the work at the scene.”
There are no clear links to suggest that the incident was terror-related or connected to an organisation.
By Sam Arman.