LONDON (CBSNewYork) — Police in London announced they thwarted a terror plot Friday, just hours after their commissioner met with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton in New York City.
As CBS2’s Jessica Schneider reported officers from the London Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command arrested four suspects overnight Thursday into Friday.
Three men – ages 19, 22 and 25 – were arrested in raids at their homes in West London and Thames Valley, and the fourth, age 27, was arrested on the street in West London by armed officers, London police said.
Police early Saturday London time were still searching homes and other addresses in the area.
Scotland Yard has been very tight-lipped about the arrests. But the terror bust came just days before Remembrance Sunday – the memorial day in the U.K. for the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Queen Elizabeth II will be attending the ceremonies over the weekend. The Sun newspaper reported that police believe the plot involved a threat to the queen, but police have not confirmed that information to CBS2.
In New York, European visitors offered stiff reactions to the alleged plots.
“I find it quite disgraceful that somebody would try to assassinate the Queen,” one man said.
“They’re going to try and attempt to stab her? That’s craziness,” Lee Mather added.