Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by Ellmau, Jun 20, 2020.
Wow, it says that there was a loud bang. I wonder if he left a bomb in his apartment?
''One man was arrested after three people were knifed to death and another three seriously injured in a mass stabbing in a British park — but authorities now say the incident is not being considered a terror attack.
The suspect, a 25-year-old resident of Reading, England, apparently walked into the crowded Forbury Gardens park on a bright summer evening and began slashing people at random, according to reports. At least 12 people were stabbed.
One witness described the alleged stabber as a “long person” walking through the park who “suddenly shouted some unintelligible words and went round a large group trying to stab them,” according to the BBC.''
Or a controlled explosion, or even just what they needed to break down the door.
Detailed new witness report here: Reading stabbing witness 'thought attacker was playing game - then he saw blood'
Victims "middle aged men".
Several people stabbed in Reading park after Black Lives Matter protest | Daily Mail Online
Video of the arrest: Footage appears to show arrest after Forbury Gardens stabbing
Confirmed to be terrorist incident: Reading stabbings treated as 'terrorist incident'
Metropolitan Police's the head of counter terrorism policing Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says there is nothing to suggest anyone else was involved in the Reading attack and police are not currently seeking anyone else as part of the investigation
The man arrested over the attack in Reading is understood to be named Khairi Saadallah - sky news twitter.
Previously guilty of shoplifting and assaulting a security guard.
'Powerful' Sainsbury's security guard quizzed over brawl
Reading stabbings: Suspect revealed as Libyan Khairi Saadallah as police declare terror incident
''Police have declared a knife rampage that killed three in Reading as a terror incident.
The man arrested at the scene yesterday is Khairi Saadallah, a 25-year-old refugee from Libya, The Telegraph can reveal.''
''It is understood Mr Saadallah came to Britain several years ago as a refugee following the civil war in Libya.''
''Mental health is being considered a major factor in the incident, security source said.
Armed counter terrorism police raided his flat in nearby Basingstoke Road late on Saturday night and removed a number of items including a large circular saw''
Another case: assault of an emergency worker, no details: IN THE DOCK: Weekly round-up of court hearings at Reading Magistrates' Court
That actually seems really likely to me.
Another witness account.
Man who says he saw aftermath of attacks describes helping victims
The Trooper Potts statue is there too, and that relates to Gallipoli (in modern day Turkey): Trooper Potts statue unveiled outside Forbury Gardens
I'm so sorry that people were killed and traumatized by this man. I'm glad he was caught, and I hope that justice is swift and adequate.
One of the victims has been named: James Furlong of Wokingham, history teacher. RIP.
History teacher James Furlong is one of three people killed in Reading terror attack | Daily Mail Online
Reading stabbings: Tributes paid to teacher James Furlong
Reading attack suspect 'known to MI5'
"The man held on suspicion of killing three people at a park in Reading was known to MI5, security sources say.
Khairi Saadallah, 25, from the town, was arrested at the scene on Saturday and police say they are not looking for anyone else over the terror incident.
Sources told the BBC he is originally from Libya and came to the attention of MI5 in 2019."
"Security sources told the BBC the suspect came to the attention of the security services after they received information he had aspirations to travel to Syria - potentially for terrorism."
This is more than a bit odd: Security guard tells of scene as Reading triple-murder suspect Khairi Saadallah was arrested | Daily Mail Online
The witness to the arrest seems to be the same person KS was arrested for assaulting last year, as per my link in post no. 30. (Name and employer the same.)