3 Killed, 3 Injured In A Stabbing Rampage In Britain, Police Arrest Suspect
British police have nabbed a suspect associated with the stabbing rampage that occurred in Reading on Saturday in which three people were killed and three seriously injured.
The Thames Valley Police said they had launched a murder investigation and were not treating the incident as terror – related after making one arrest at the scene .
Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the “ appalling incident ” and other leading politicians expressed sympathies for those hurt at the Forbury Gardens park in the historic centre of the city of 220 , 000 .
Home Secretary Priti Patel called it “a senseless attack on people enjoying a Saturday evening with friends”.
A Black Lives Matter protest took place at the park earlier but police said there was no indication the two incidents were connected .
Witnesses reported seeing two air ambulances and several police cars rush to the park on Saturday evening.
One witness described a lone assailant walking through a park filled with people relaxing on the grass and stabbing them at random .