Counter-terror police are investigating the arrest of a man in possession of knives near an Army Reserve centre.
The 23-year-old suspect was detained by armed police on Sunday night in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and remains in custody while inquiries continue.
A police spokesman said there was no suggestion of any threat to the Army Reserve premises at this stage.
West Midlands Police said in a statement:
News of the arrest emerged after Security Minister Ben Wallace said he believed an Army location in the Midlands may have been targeted by an individual reported to be in possession of knives and an axe.
Mr Wallace told reporters:
West Mercia Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans said:
Adding that additional officers would be on patrol to provide reassurance, Mr Evans said: