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UK police: Park stabbing that killed 3 was a terror attack

Britain Stabbings
Posted at 8:49 AM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-21 08:49:57-04

READING, England -- British police say they are treating a stabbing rampage in a park that killed three people as a terrorist attack.

Dean Haydon, the U.K.’s coordinator of counterterrorism policing, said counterterror detectives were taking over the investigation into the attack in the town of Reading, west of London.

Police had earlier said they were keeping an open mind about the motive.

Three people were killed and three seriously wounded in stabbings in Reading’s Forbury Gardens park on Saturday evening.

A 25-year-old man is in custody. The Press Association news agency reports that the suspect is an asylum-seeker from Libya who was living in Reading.