London Police Arrest Man With Knives on Suspicion of Terror

The man is being detained under the Terrorism Act and held at a London police station

A forensic investigator recovers knives after man was arrested on Whitehall in Westminster, central London, Britain, April 27, 2017.
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British police say a man with knives has been arrested near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism.

London's Metropolitan Police said the man in his late 20s was arrested Thursday "as part of an ongoing operation."

Knives have been recovered.

Police said the man is being detained under the Terrorism Act and held at a London police station.

They say there is "no immediate known threat" to the public.