UK police have launched a counter-terrorism investigation after two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a flat in London.
Metropolitan Police say they have arrested a 48-year-old man "on suspicion of an offence contrary to section 4 Explosives Substances Act 1883," and he currently remains in custody.
The suspect was apprehended after explosives were discovered in an unoccupied apartment that was in the process of being renovated in Craven Park neighborhood of London.
"Officers attended the address and as a precaution, the block of flats was evacuated and local road closures put in place whilst specialist officers assessed the two devices," police said in a statement. "Initial assessment was that they were both improvised explosive devices."
"The two devices were subsequently made safe and recovered from the flat and are now undergoing further forensic examination."
Police tape is still up outside the house where two suspected homemade bombs were found in an empty flat in Craven Park, Harlesden yesterday morning.— Rachael Venables (@rachaelvenables) November 22, 2018
Counter-terror investigating, no arrests so far @LBC pic.twitter.com/FYutEbjiwt
Police say they do not have reason to believe the suspect "has links to any terrorist organizations," but also assert the investigation is in its early stages.
(PHOTO: Screenshot / Rachael Venables)