came In of a stabbing in the British town of Reading, according to police reports, three people were killed. Three other people were seriously injured. Contrary to first Reports in the British media, the case will not be classified as an act of terrorism, police said early Sunday morning. A 25-year-old suspect has been arrested, he is said to come from Libya. Other suspects there.
"This is currently not classified as a terrorist incident, but we remain with regard to the Tatmotivs open-minded," said the regional police chief, Ian Hunter on Sunday morning. The investigators were supported in their work by colleagues from the anti-terror Department.
The offender was attacked in the evening against 20 clock in Forbury Gardens to the people present, and had indiscriminately stabbed his victims. "The Park was pretty full, a lot of people sat around there and drank with friends as a single Person went through and some incomprehensible words cried out," the Agency quoted PA eye witnesses. The man was approached by a group of about ten people, and I stabbed three of them in the neck and torso. Then he ran to another group and have also attacked people.
police see no connection with the Demonstration
the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, thanked all the forces, and expressed its condolences to the victims: "My thoughts are with all affected by the terrible incident in Reading, and my thanks to the emergency services on the ground," Johnson wrote in the online service Twitter. Interior Minister Priti Patel tweeted that she was "deeply concerned". She spoke of the "senseless attack on people who simply wanted to enjoy a Saturday evening with families and friends".
Reading, has approximately 220,000 inhabitants and is located about 70 kilometers to the West of London. The Chairman of the city Council, Jason Brock, wrote on Twitter: "Please stay out of the area, since the police is dealing with a serious incident."
The police from Thames Valley and announced that the officials investigated the incident on site. About two hours earlier, there had been a peaceful Demonstration of the movement Black Lives Matter in the vicinity. A connection, the police ruled out categorically. "This All happened three hours after the conclusion of the rally", - stated in a communication from the investigators.Updated Date: 20 June 2020, 22:19