Man detained after Westminster incident was known to UK spy agency

Man detained after Westminster incident was known to UK spy agency
A British police officer secures a cordon outside an entry to Westminster underground station on Whitehall near the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP)
Updated 27 April 2017

Man detained after Westminster incident was known to UK spy agency

Man detained after Westminster incident was known to UK spy agency

LONDON: The London man detained by armed police in Westminster was known to counter-terrorism officers and Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 before his arrest, a Western security source told Reuters.
The 27-year-old man was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, a stone’s throw from the UK parliament building and May’s Downing Street office, during a stop and search as part of an ongoing operation, London police said.