Armed police swoop on Farringdon road

Armed police attended the scene on Farringdon Road. Credit: Met Police.

Police swooped on Farringdon road in east London to arrest three men this afternoon.

Officers armed with firearms were seen on the road. Traffic was briefly halted, witnesses claimed, as several unmarked police cars were seen surrounding a vehicle in the middle of the street.

The Met took the unusual step of confirming the arrests, taking to Twitter to reassure the public they were not terror related.