British Police have just named the terrorist who crashed into the United Kingdom Parliament building as 52-year-old British resident Khalid Masood.
British Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the attacker is believed to be linked to violent Islam extremism, according to a press release by the New Scotland Yard.
Man Who Drove His Car Into UK Parliament Building Now Linked To Islamic Extremism https://t.co/LpWvpsEYDw #Westminster #masood #Trafalgar pic.twitter.com/iV6y5mHzF3
— Global Flare (@GlobalFlare) March 23, 2017
Masood was originally born in Kent and was living in the West Midlands region of central England up until he drove his car into the government building. According to police, he did have previous convictions for minor violent offences, but not being related to any type of terrorism. (His most recent conviction was in 2003 for possession of a knife).
Police have named the #London attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, who had a number of aliases. He was known to the police #Westminster pic.twitter.com/ze86ThP1yr
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 23, 2017
Thankfully it seems, at least at this point, that Masood acted alone.
“It is still our belief — which continues to be borne out by our investigation — that this attacker acted alone yesterday and was inspired by international terrorism,” stated Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer, Mark Rowley.