By GUY DAVIES, ABC Information
(LONDON) — An American nationwide was among the many three victims of a terrorist stabbing within the UK. on Saturday night time, Ambassador Woody Johnson confirmed.
“I offer my deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the attack on June 20,” Ambassador Johnson posted on Twitter. “To our great sorrow, this includes an American citizen. Our thoughts are with all those affected. We condemn the attack absolutely and have offered our assistance to British law enforcement.”
Three individuals have been killed and an additional three have been injured within the mass stabbing in Forbury Gardens, Studying, a city simply exterior of London, on Saturday. A 25-year-old man has been arrested in reference to the assault.
Neil Basu, the assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, stated that the stabbing had been declared a terrorist incident because of an in a single day investigation.
“A man attacked members of the public with a knife,” he stated at a press convention on Sunday morning. “Members of the public provided first aid. Counterterrorism officers also attended the scene immediately. I can confirm this was declared a terrorist incident as a result of the investigations through the night. A 25 yr old man was arrested last night on suspicion of murder.”
The suspect in custody has been named as Khairi Saadallah within the British media.
The person was believed to have acted alone, he added.
“I’m appalled and sickened that people should lose their lives in this way,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated. “I’m appalled and sickened that people should lose their lives in this way. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims. Thank you to Thames Valley Police for their bravery in tackling the suspect.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, the top of counter terrorism policing within the south-east of England, stated the investigation is shifting at a “fast pace” on Sunday night time.
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