A man who killed three and wounded three others in a stabbing in the british town of Reading on Saturday, acted on their own. It says the uk home secretary, Priti Patel.
It was a tragic, tragic incident, " says Patel, adding:
- What we saw in the Reading on Saturday night, were the actions committed by a single person.
Police mention the attack as terrorism.
A 25-year-old man from Reading was arrested on the spot. The man is supposed according to the british media to be libyer. He was known by the security services, writes Reuters.
An anonymous sikkerhedskilde says to Reuters, the 25-year-old libyer Khairi Saadallah is arrested.
the american newspaper The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a 39-year-old american citizen was among those killed. The 39-year-old had lived in the Uk for 15 years.
another killed was a 36-year-old, who was with the american. There is no published information about the third fatal victim.
Three people are hospitalized with knivsår, as they sustained when a man went to the assault with a 13 centimeter long knife. The victims were apparently randomly among the people who had gone into the park to enjoy sommeraftenen.
In the first place, the attack was not described as terror. But on Sunday informed The Thames Valley Police that the action is perceived as terrorism. Therefore antiterrorpolitiet taken over the investigation.