By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer 28 minutes ago
Police officers dressed in white overalls cover the face of a suspect, centre, as he
Two of the suspects were arrested in west
Video of the arrests broadcast by ITV News/Daily Mail in
Tracing cell phone calls across Europe, police in
With those arrests, as well as that of Yasin
Hassan Omar on Wednesday in the city of
"We have four people in custody we believe are the images we released," said the official, who asked not to be identified in accordance with British practice, referring to images taken from closed-circuit TV cameras on July 21.
Another man was arrested in a separate raid in west
So far, about two dozen people have been arrested in
connection with the attacks last week in which bombs in backpacks failed to
detonate fully on three subway trains and a double-decker bus. Those attacks
caused no injuries, unlike the July 7 attacks in
Despite progress made in the investigation of the bombings, "the threat remains and is very real," said Peter Clarke, head of the Metropolitan Police's anti-terrorist branch.
The police operation was carried out in at least two locations in Notting Hill about a quarter-mile apart.
One of those arrested was believed to be Muktar
Said Ibrahim, 27, who allegedly tried to blow himself
up on a double-decker bus in east
The suspect arrested with him identified himself as Ramzi Mohammed, Clarke said, and the official told The Associated Press that Mohammed was the suspect shown wearing a "New York" sweatshirt and believed responsible for the attempted bombing near Oval Tube station.
Hussain is suspected of
targeting a subway train near the Shepherd's Bush station. He was shown on
closed-circuit TV footage wearing a backpack in the
An official at the British Embassy in
An arrest warrant has been issued "and we will be seeking the return of that man to this country under the authorization of that warrant," Clarke said.
Omar was arrested during a dramatic raid Wednesday in
In Friday's raids in west
In addition, a witness told The Associated Press that a man wearing what appeared to be a bus driver's uniform was led away by police in handcuffs.
The witness, Osama Ahmed Ali, saw a Somali man whom he recognized as a bus driver.
"He was in a purple-and-yellow bus driver uniform," said Ali, 16. "I've been on a bus with him a couple of times."
Police also arrested two women at the
The women were arrested at 1:54 p.m., British Transport Police said. The police were searching a number of suspect packages in the station.
Despite progress made in the investigation, the threat had not gone away.
"We must not be complacent," Clarke said. "The threat remains and is very real."
During the earlier raids, police were involved in a standoff with at least one man in an apartment, pointing assault weapons and pistols at the home, a witness said. Police wearing black balaclavas and body armor surrounded the building.
Sky News broadcast images of police surrounding a red-brick apartment block as they shouted instructions to a suspect inside. Authorities screamed to a man named "Mohammed" to take off his clothes and exit the building, according to a witness identified by Sky News as Lisa Davis.
The ITV footage showed the two men wincing, blowing their noses and spitting on the balcony, apparently suffering from the effects of the tear gas, before placing their hands behind their heads and being led away by police.
Two floors below, an officer wearing a gas mask and holding a police dog attempted to kick an apartment door in. However, two small children approached him and the dog from a door to his left, forcing him to give up and walk away.
Police went door to door in the chic neighborhood, famous for its weekend street market, and told people to evacuate.
"I heard six loud bangs, which I found out from a policeman were stun grenades I believe, and then I heard two shots," witness Patrick Ball said.
The area is near west
Meanwhile, a police watchdog group investigated the killing of a Brazilian electrician by police, who believed he was a suicide bomber.
Investigators from the Independent Police Complaints
Commission appealed for witnesses who were at Stockwell
subway station in south
Menezes' funeral was held
One of the Tube stations closed after the July 7 attacks
reopened Friday. Several bouquets of flowers lay at the entrance to the
"I felt a bit nervous coming through the tunnel just then and this morning my mum gave me a look as though she was never going to see me again," commuter Jasmine Chandhoke, 22, said.
Scotland Yard police headquarters declined to comment on the
British investigators reportedly believe Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, had been in telephone contact with some of the four suicide attackers who carried out the July 7 attacks. Aswat told investigators he once was a personal guard for
, Zambian security officials said on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly.
The British Foreign Office said it was seeking access to a
Briton reportedly detained in
Associated Press reporter Lewis Mwanangombe