UK police say Reading park stabbing that killed three was a terror attack | ABC News

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A stabbing rampage in the southern English town of Reading in which three people were killed and three taken to hospital was an act of terrorism, police say, calling the attack in a sunny park an atrocity.

Police said an unnamed 25-year-old man who had initially been detained on suspicion of murder had since been re-arrested under the Terrorism Act. He remains in police custody, and is believed to have acted alone.

“The investigation continues to move at a fast pace,” Detective Chief Superintendent Kath Barnes, head of the regional counter-terrorism unit, told reporters.

A Western security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the arrested man was a Libyan called Khairi Saadallah.

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