London / The detainee for the terrorist act in which three people died in Reading (England), Khairi Saadallah, was in 2019 within the radar of the British secret service of internal intelligence, MI5, as reported on Sunday by the BBC.
The 25-year-old man, a Libyan-born asylum seeker, according to local media, randomly stabbed people at a central park in that town this Saturday at around 18.00 GMT, causing three deaths and seriously injuring him. three other people.
According to sources from the country’s internal security services, the British television channel revealed today that the alleged attacker, detained by agents at the scene, had caught the attention of MI5 in 2019.
MI5 reportedly received information suggesting that the man had aspirations to travel to Syria, potentially to commit acts of terrorism.
The source indicated that this information was investigated without being able to identify genuine threats or an imminent risk, so no file was opened, something that would have made him a police target in future investigations.
The deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police antiterrorist unit, Neil Basu, said at a press conference today that no other people are believed to have been involved in the incident and the motive for the attack is still unknown.
Local media say that the perpetrator of the events could have mental health problems, an extreme that has not been confirmed.
One of the three fatal victims of the terrorist act was identified as James Furlong, a teacher who worked as head of the Department of History, Government and Politics at a school in the English town of Wokingham.
Groups of people who were in the central park of Forbury Gardens in that town, located between Oxford and London, were attacked by a single individual armed with a “giant” knife, according to witnesses.
Police have not yet revealed the identity of the rest of the victims.
A health spokeswoman reported that one of the two patients admitted to the local Royal Berkshire Hospital medical center has already been discharged, while the other remains in “stable under observation” condition.
A third wounded man who had been transferred to another hospital in nearby Oxford has also been discharged. (June 21, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)
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