Armed police have tackled a suspected terrorist 'with a rucksack full of knives' near Parliament Square today, five weeks after the Westminster terror attack killed five people.
A bundle of gruesome-looking knives were seen on the floor after a team of officers swooped and arrested a bearded man dressed all in black shortly before 2:30pm.
The man, who was wearing a tracksuit and trainers, was pinned against the wall of the Treasury, just yards from Downing Street after he was bundled to the ground as he crossed Whitehall.
The area was sealed off as Scotland Yard forensics experts were brought in to investigate the scene, where at least three knives and a rucksack were seen laying on the ground on a traffic island.
Police say the arrest was made following a 'stop and search' which was part on an ongoing operation.
The suspect has not been named, but is 27 years old and is being questioned by anti-terror detectives.