In what looked like a terrorist attack has left three persons dead and two others seriously injured after a knife welding spree attack happened at the Forbury Garden in Reading Park in London.
The authorities has revealed that the attack is now believed to be ‘terror related’. Thames Valley Police said a man had been arrested at the scene and now remains in custody.
Police reportedly treating stabbing attack in Reading as terror related. 3 people feared dead & 2 victims critical in hospital. 1 man in custody, unclear if police are looking for anyone else. @7NewsAustralia @sunriseon7 pic.twitter.com/HclLDY5AAB
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The police have arrested a suspect from Libya and they are still making more investigation on the actual suspects involved in the attack.
Thames Valley Police said a man had been arrested at the scene and now remains in custody. The force asked members of the public to refrain from sharing footage of the attack on social media and to come to them instead.
Royal Berkshire Hospital have said they are treating two people for stab wounds following the incident. In a video on Facebook, Black Lives Matter organiser Nieema Hassan urged people not to connect the attack to their protest.
She said: ‘They were very peaceful and we worked with the police liaison. In terms of the protest and the people who attended from Black Lives Matter, we’re all safe. None of us are affected. We had all left by the time this happened.’ Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was ‘deeply concerned’, tweeting: ‘My thoughts are with everyone involved, including police and emergency responders at the scene.’ Freelance journalist Claire Gould, 33, who lives near the scene, said she saw the emergency vehicles land on the nearby Kings Meadow as a police helicopter circled overhead.
She described hearing lots of sirens and said surrounding roads and a retail park had been cordoned off by officers.