London (CNN) — Three more people were arrested Saturday in connection with this week’s grisly killing of British soldier Lee Rigby, police said.
The men were being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Police did not detail how they were allegedly tied to the killing nor did they release their identities, saying only that the men — ages 21, 24 and 28 — were arrested by detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command and taken to a south London police station.
Police said a Taser was used on two of the men, who “did not require hospital treatment.”
Police also were carrying out search warrants at four residential addresses associated with the three men, the statement said.
Abu Nusaybah, the man arrested after being interviewed by the BBC last night, already has an Islamic twitter following claiming he was arrested because of the interview. He has previously posted links to extremist videos on Youtube.
My Pet Jawa identifies Nusaybah:
He was/is mentored by radical preacher Anjem Choudary. I thought his face looked familiar:
Nusaybah is connected to extremists formerly in the banned group al-Muhajiroun. Counter-terrorism officers turned up at reception at the BBC’s central London headquarters as his interview was being recorded an hour before it was broadcast. The officers waited, then arrested Nusaybah as he left the BBC’s headquarters.