December 19, 2017 / 3:04 PM / a year ago

Major London road blocked as police swoop on suspect car

Armed police officers attend the scene of a traffic incident on East India Dock Road in east London, Britain, December 19, 2017. REUTERS/William Schomberg

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said they had arrested a man on suspicion of weapons offences on Tuesday after an operation that forced the brief closure of a major London road.

Officers stopped a car on the East India Dock Road as part of a pre-planned swoop which resulted in a man being detained on suspicion of possession of firearms. They said the incident was not terrorism-related.

A Reuters reporter at the scene said armed police had attended and that the stopped car had one of its windows smashed.

Reporting by Michael Holden and William Schomberg; writing by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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