Green lane was closed off during the operation (credit: Mr Thorpe)
Loud bangs were heard in the area around Green Lane at around 1.40pm this afternoon.
Police say no one was shot during the incident, as armed police helped detain the suspects.
The four arrests were made at two addresses in east London and one address in Leicestershire.
Men aged 27, 31, and 32 were arrested, as was a 17-year-old boy.
In a statement, the Met Police said: “Officers are currently searching the three addresses, and a search is also underway at a fourth address in east London as part of the investigation.
“All four men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000 and remain in police custody at this time.”
The 27-year-old suspect has been taken to hospital after he was bitten on the foot by a police dog during the course of his arrest.
We’re being asked about police activity in #Goodmayes. This relates to an operation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command and East Midlands Counter Terrorism Policing. Armed officers provided support. No shots were fired. Four men have been arrested. https://t.co/UclNFbc5fX
— Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives (@MPSRedbridge) July 9, 2020
Green Lane was closed off near the junction with Mayfield Road earlier this afternoon, although it has since reopened.
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