The 4 Icelandic males, all of their 30s, have been detained “in reference to an investigation into deliberate preparations for terrorist acts,” mentioned Gunnar Hörður Garðarsson, Iceland’s Nationwide Police Communications Director.
“The Icelandic Police has averted attainable acts of terror,” he mentioned. “The police don’t contemplate the Icelandic public to be in danger and the present stage of menace of acts of terrorism in Iceland will not be increased because the state of affairs has been secured.”
“These operations and investigations are unprecedented in Iceland,” Garðarsson added.
The raid happened on Wednesday in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík.
The suspects had been underneath investigation on account of suspicions of the “supposed manufacturing and sale of firearms,” in keeping with Icelandic police.
Police seized dozens of firearms, together with semi-automatic weapons, in keeping with Karl Steinar Valsson, the Nationwide Commissioner of the Icelandic Police in a press convention on Tuesday.
A few of these have been 3D-printed, Valsson additionally mentioned.