Law enforcement officials and paramedics responded to a “serious incident” late on Saturday afternoon in the British town of Reading where there were reportedly multiple victims that sustained serious injures.
The Thames Valley Police said that they were investigating the incident and that they have already arrested a man who was on scene.
The Telegraph reported that a source indicated that three people have died from the incident and two were transferred to a near by emergency room.
“Security sources have told the BBC a man arrested at the scene is thought to be Libyan,” the BBC reported. “Counter terrorism officers are at the scene, but the motive for the attack has not yet been confirmed.”
“A number of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital,” the Thames Valley Police added. “A police cordon is in place in Forbury Gardens as officers investigate. We are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.”
A number of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.
A police cordon is in place in Forbury Gardens as officers investigate.
We are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.
— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) June 20, 2020
“Deeply concerned to hear reports of an incident in Reading,” UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said. “My thoughts are with everyone involved, including police and emergency responders at the scene.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “My thoughts are with all of those affected by the appalling incident in Reading and my thanks to the emergency services on the scene.”
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