Police at the scene in Harlesden Road, London, after a woman in her twenties was shot by police and four people arrested during terror raids in London and Kent on April 28, 2017.
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April 28, 2017 3:16 AM EDT

British police shot a woman in her 20’s and arrested four other people in anti-terrorism operations in London and the southeast England county of Kent, Thursday evening.

Two men, aged 20 and 16, and a 20-year-old woman were arrested in raids in the north-west London neighborhood of Willesden, where the shooting took place, the BBC reports. A 43-year-old woman was also arrested in Kent.

The three were arrested on suspicion of terror-related offenses. The gunshot victim was taken to hospital, where she is in a serious but stable condition, according to police.

“Due to her condition, she has not been arrested at this time and remains under police guard at hospital,” a police spokesperson told the BBC. “The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by counter-terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation.”

A video posted online appears to show armed police positioned outside a London terrace as five shots sound.

The spokesperson added that searches at the scenes of the arrests and at other “linked addresses” in London were ongoing.

Earlier on Thursday, armed police detained a 27-year-old near Parliament in central London, thwarting a suspected terrorist attack. According to Metropolitan police that arrest was not linked to Thursday evening’s raids.


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