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The British police classify Saturday’s attack on three dead in Reading as a terrorist attack

June 21, 2020

The British police classified the attack, in which three people were stabbed to death in a park in the British city of Reading, on Saturday as a terrorist attack. Three other people are hospitalized and a 25-year-old suspect is arrested.

The British press has reported this change when considering the incident that took place at Forbury Gardens in the English city on Saturday afternoon. The Thames Valley Police previously excluded the terrorist motive. According to the British media, the prisoner was a Libyan asylum seeker.

A video has been published on social networks, in which at least two people with a lot of blood appear and undergo a resuscitation, although the authorities have asked not to distribute this content. Another witness, quoted by the Sky News chain, affirmed that the attack was “completely accidental”.

The British police classify Saturday’s attack on three dead in Reading as a terrorist attackThe British police classify Saturday’s attack on three dead in Reading as a terrorist attack

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has responded to the events on social media. “My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible Reading incident and I appreciate the work of the emergency services in the region,” he said.