“If you have any information about Khalid Masud, please contact us on the hot line on combating terrorism,” the press service of the police reports.
On March 22, shooting took place in London near the Palace of Westminster, which the police qualified as a terrorist attack. Also, the police managed to establish the identity of the culprit in the incident. He was 52-year-old native of Kent Khalid Masud.
According to the updated data, as a result of the terrorist attack in Westminster on March 22, 5 people were killed and 50 injured.
Recall, 52-year-old Khalid Masud drove to Westminster Bridge and began to crush passers-by. He stabbed an unarmed police officer Keith Palmer with a knife.
Masoud was shot dead by security guard Sir Michael Fallon, at a time when the terrorist was heading for parliament. During the attack, the parliament building was closed, and the deputies were inside for 5 hours. Theresa May was taken to Downing Street. In addition to Keith Palmer, Masoud’s victims were Aisha Frade, a Spanish teacher, a tourist from the United States, Kurt Cochran, 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes from southern London. Suffered 50 people from 12 different countries, including children from France. It was reported that the terrorist Khalid Masud was originally from Kent, and his real name was Adrian Russell Ajao. Since the 80’s he was repeatedly involved in various offenses. It became known that, most likely, Masud became a radical Islamist in prison. The police arrested 10 people for possible involvement in the terrorist attack. At the moment, eight were released, and two were left in custody. 3,500 witnesses were questioned. The siloviki say that the possibility of a second terrorist attack is “very high” in the near future.
“Terrorists have tried to tear this city apart and they have never succeeded. A very small minority of people have the opportunity to stir up the hate, but once again we stand together in calm defiance. We will not allow them to divide us. ”
Police patrols are reinforced by armed officers.