Five men were arrested Monday on suspicion of terrorism after a vehicle was stopped close to the Sellafield nuclear facility in West Cumbria, the Cumbria Constabulary said Tuesday.
The men, all in their 20s and from London, were arrested after police officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary conducted a "stop check" on the vehicle, the constabulary said. Cumbria Constabulary officers arrested the men.
The suspects were taken to police custody in Carlisle overnight and were to be transported to Manchester Tuesday morning, police said.
Roads were closed in the area briefly at the time of the arrests, Monday afternoon, authorities said. No further information was released.