Suspect identified in ‘terror-related’ England stabbing rampage
The lone attacker who was arrested in a terror-related stabbing rampage in Reading, England, has been identified as 25-year-old refugee, according to a report.
Khairi Saadallah, who is from Libya, was detained by police in Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening after witnesses said he approached a a group of middle-aged men and began attacking them, the Telegraph reported.
Personal trainer Lawrence Wort said “one lone person walked through, suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went around a large group of around 10, trying to stab them.”
“He stabbed three of them severely in the neck and under the arms, and then turned and started running towards me, and we turned and started running,” Wort said.
Three people were killed in the attack, while three others remain in critical condition at a hospital, according to the report.
Thames Valley Police announced Sunday morning that the stabbing spree had been declared a terror-related incident.
“Incidents of this nature are very rare, though I know that will be of little comfort to those involved and understand the concern that this incident will have caused amongst our local community,” Chief Constable John Campbell said in a statement.
With Post wires
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