Police raid 6 addresses and arrest 7 people in connection to the London attack

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  • Armed police stormed a second floor flat on Hagley Road, Birmingham, England.
  • Police arrested several people.
  • West Midlands Police have referred its operational findings to the Metropolitan Police in London, which confirmed that it was in relation to the London attacks.
  • Five people, including a police officer, have been killed after terrorist attack while 40 are injured.
  • Lone suspect shot dead by police after fatally stabbing PC Keith Palmer inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.
  • A car drove into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge.

Armed police raided a home in Birmingham, England, early on Thursday morning, in connection to the terror attack that resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer, and at least 40 were injured, on Wednesday afternoon.

During the raid, the police closed off several roads in Birmingham as they raided a second floor flat, above a row of shops, on Hagley Road in the Egbaston area of the city and arrested a “number of people,” according to a Sky News report and an eyewitness who spoke to the Press Association.

“The man from London lived here. They came and arrested three men,” they said.

As you can tell from the map of where the flat is situated, it is close to the University of Birmingham as well as the main shopping and entertainment hub for the city:

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West Midlands Police referred inquiries about the operation to the Metropolitan Police, which confirmed the connection to the London attacks.

Here is a video from Sky News which has pictures and video of the raid:

Arrests made in police raid in Birmingham which is linked to #Westminster terror attack, Sky sources say @skymarkwhite pic.twitter.com/Sxh5odAkTA

— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 23, 2017

Around 2.30 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, a lone assailant mowed down dozens of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in a 4X4 car, before killing a police officer with a knife in the grounds of Parliament .

Five people, including PC Keith Palmer who was 48-year-old husband and father with 15 years’ service , died. At least 40 were injured in what is being treated as a terror attack in Westminster, London.

The suspect, who is yet to be named, was shot dead by police. The attacker was described by witnesses as Asian and in his forties.

The nationalities and identities of the remaining victims were not given by Scotland Yard when it did a press briefing around 10.30 p.m. GMT on Wednesday evening.

Late on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a defiant speech, pledging normality in the face of the horrific attacks :

“The location of the attack was no accident, where all people from all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate liberation and democracy.

“Let me make it clear today… any attempt to defeat those values through violence is doomed to failure. The streets of Westminster are ingrained with the spirit of freedom.”

“Tomorrow morning Parliament will meet as normal. We will come together as normal. And Londoners and others around the world will get up and go about their day as normal. They will board their trains. They will leave their hotels. They will walk these streets. They will live their lives, they will all move forward together, never giving into terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart.”

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