Farringdon road, North London
Farringdon Road, north London where the incident occurred Google

Armed Metropolitan Police officers have arrested three men in a pre-planned operation that saw unmarked cars swarm on Farringdon Road, North London. The vehicle the men were in was stopped at noon on 4 January, with the trio being detained soon after.

Officers have said the incident was not terror-related. No shots were fired and the men remain in custody. A Met Police statement said: "Just after noon, detectives from the Met's Specialist Crime and Operations unit, supported by armed officers, stopped a vehicle on Farringdon Road, EC1

"Three men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation. They remain in custody. No shots were fired. Road closures are in place, and are expected to reopen shortly. We are not discussing the ongoing investigation. It is not related to terrorism."