United Kingdom police shoot 1, arrest 4 others in counter-terror raids

Woman shot 4 arrested in UK terror raids

Woman shot 4 arrested in UK terror raids

A woman was shot by police in London during an anti-terror raid on Thursday following an intelligence operation, the city's Metropolitan Police said.

The injured suspect has been hospitalized in serious condition after the raid in northwest London. She was shot after police entered a house in the Willesden neighborhood.

Police said she was the subject of an ongoing investigation, although her name has not been released.

Police said six suspects were arrested on terrorism-related charges.

Two of the further arrests were made when a man and a woman, both aged 28, returned to the address later that night, he said. Six people were arrested in the operation, the woman is under observation in a hospital.

Both incidents occurred just over a month after a British-born convert to Islam ploughed a auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing to death a police officer who was in the grounds of parliament.

The raid occurred on the same day armed officers arrested a man carrying knives in a rucksack near Prime Minister Theresa May's office on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.

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The police raids Thursday led to multiple arrests.

Basu said that in both the Willesden and Parliament incidents, "we have contained the threat that they posed".

He was arrested yards from where an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on March 22, killing four, before fatally stabbing a police officer inside Parliament's gates.

Ryan O'Donnell, who saw the Willesden raid, said it was "a bit shocking" to see "police wearing big gas masks and holding guns and stuff". Searches are continuing at three London addresses.

The official threat level for worldwide terrorism now stands at severe, indicating that an attack is "highly likely".

Police said Friday the raids in north London and southeastern England were not related to the earlier incident, which reminded numerous March 22 attack on Parliament and Westminster Bridge that claimed the lives of one police officer and four pedestrians.