While the stabbing was read, the police declared a terrorist attack



Police say three men were killed in a park in Reading as a terrorist attack.


Police arrested a 25-year-old Libyan citizen at the time of the incident, leaving at least three people seriously injured.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, the senior national coordinator of the Counter-Terrorism Policing Network, said the attack was a terrorist incident and that the counterterrorism policing would command a southeast investigation, Thames Valley Police said.

Security sources have told the Guardian that the accused has been granted asylum.

Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson presided over the meeting on Sunday morning.

"The PM was updated yesterday to investigate the fatal deadlock in Reading," a spokesman said.

Home Secretary Preeti Patel along with police and security officials were present.

According to Home Office sources, the accused is a Libyan national.

Johnson, Patel and Labor leader, Kair Starr, condoled the family and friends of the victims in senior public figures.

DCI Ian Hunter said: “We have made an arrest and at this stage we are not looking for other persons involved in the incident.

"There is no other danger to the public. However, we want people to be vigilant and call the police to report anything suspicious," he said.

City officials found a group of officers recording a block of flats in Reading, believed to be the house of the accused.

More than a dozen armed police officers carrying the shield entered the block at 11am.

There were many witnesses to the attacks, which adopted the famous Forbury Gardens, My wind Lion Statue, Reading Football Club, and Reading Post newspaper at 7pm.

The victim's resuscitation treatment footage is featured in the disturbing video on social media.

The personal trainer, 20-year-old Lawrence Wort, said he was 10 meters from the attack.

He told reporters, "The park is beautiful. There are so many friends to drink. When the lone man went out, he suddenly uttered some unintelligible words and went to a group of about 10 people and stabbed them." Trying, ”he said.

“He hit all three of them severely, in the neck and under the arms, and then turned around and started running towards me and we ran.

"When he knew he couldn't catch us, he tried to stab the other group. They found a guy in the back of the neck, and then when they thought everyone was starting to run, he ran out of the park.

Claire Gould, a freelance journalist living near the scene, told PA Media that she saw emergency air ambulance vehicles boarding a police helicopter at nearby King's Meadow.

He elaborated on the hearing siren and said authorities had closed down the surrounding roads and retail park.

At least two of the injured are being treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital Emergency Department.

The Prime Minister first tweeted: "My thoughts are in the reading. My thanks to the people who suffered from the terrible incident and emergency services on the scene."

In a statement, the Home Secretary said: "While enjoying Saturday evening with family and friends, we have been aggressively attacking the public. My heart, prayers, and thoughts are with all those affected and who will be deeply shocked and apprehensive.

"I am in touch with the police and make sure they get all the support they need." I thank the Thames Valley police and emergency services for their response. "

Thames Valley Police said the incident was not related to the Black Lives Matter protest in Reading in the past

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