Suspect Halted By Counter-Terrorism Unit Before Committing Planned Attack In U.K

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Westminster is still in shock since last month after a horrific terrorist attack has brought fear and panic into the hearts of the nation.

The incident has circulated widely in all the global news headlines, provoking a widespread concern of security measures undertaken to protect the main governmental buildings of the Kingdom.

The assault saw a British man in his mid-50s, convert to Islam, ram pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge with his car and crashing into the parliamentary fence to see him get out and still attempt to kill security forces.

The man was shot dead and this triggered a reform and upscale of the security implementations of the global power to unprecedented degrees.

Intelligence Led Operation

Less than a month following the terrifying extremist act, Counter Terrorism Command on Parliament Street, a few steps further from the parliament building, arrested a 27 year old suspect that was observed carrying a knife and about to commit an act of violence.

The suspect was according to a Western security source on the radar of counter-terrorism officers and the domestic intelligence agency MI5 as he was arrested as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Police official stipulated: “Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are continuing their investigation, and as a result of this arrest there is no immediate known threat. The man … was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism. Knives have been recovered from him”.

Unknown background

The motive and the affiliations of the suspect remain unknown, as many media agencies have been speculating about his with foreign radical militias.

No contact with any foreign entity has been proven yet, especially the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant which usually is renown for this type of attacks.