Every armed police officer in London will be deployed to help patrol New Year’s Eve celebrations, amid a warning that European capitals were at risk of a terror attack.

There was no specific information that London was being targeted.

“Our plans are purely precautionary and not as a result of any specific intelligence,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.

The Telegraph reported that Scotland Yard had canceled leave for more than 2,000 armed officers — the first time it has taken such a step for New Year. It has happened before for events such as the 2012 London Olympics. Read more…

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London to deploy all armed police on New Year’s Eve amid European terror threat