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Birmingham anti-terror police grab suspects from car

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Media captionArmed officers swooped in, causing traffic to come to a stop

Armed anti-terror police have grabbed two people from a car in a busy Birmingham street.

A man and woman, aged 21 and 23, were plucked from a red Ford Fiesta in Alum Rock Road. They have been detained on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts.

Five homes and a business were searched in the city as part of the planned operation, West Midlands Police said.

The arrests are unrelated to last week's attack in Westminster.

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Image caption Counter-terrorism police were visible in the Alum Rock Road area

Eyewitnesses captured police on camera bringing a man down to the floor.

The footage seemed to show several armed officers swoop in, causing traffic to come to a standstill.

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Image caption Traffic was brought to a standstill as officers swooped
Image caption Five homes and a business are being search in Birmingham

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