(LONDON) — Five men were taken into custody by British police near London on Tuesday “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism,” according to Scotland Yard.
The suspects, ranging in age from 21 to 30, were apprehended by officers from the Counter Terrorism Command at their homes in Luton. Scotland Yard said the arrests were “part of a pre-planned, intelligence-led operation.”
Authorities have obtained search warrants for each of the men’s homes and are conducting thorough searches of the properties.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN