The unarmed officer who rugby-tackled a Libyan knifeman, who had only moments earlier stabbed three people to death. has been praised by people everywjere
The lone police sergeant was able to rugby tackle the 25-year-old knife suspect to the ground, as he tried to flee.
Khairi Saadallah from the town, was arrested at the scene on Saturday after killing three people in a park in Reading.
Bravo to the hero police officer who tackled yesterday’s terrorist in Reading.— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) June 21, 2020
Takes a special breed of person to run unarmed towards a terrorist with a knife, rugby tackle him and arrest him.
Sources told the BBC he is originally from Libya and came to the attention of MI5 in 2019.
One victim has been named as teacher James Furlong – described by his school as “talented and inspirational”.
Speaking of the moment the suspect tackled to the ground, a police source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘A man pulled a knife and started attacking people at random in Reading, near the Crown Court.
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‘It is thought there was one attacker who has surrendered to police.
‘It appears the attack was stopped when a lone sergeant, who responded when the alarm was raised, ran to the scene, saw the attacker running away with a knife and rugby tackled him to the ground.’
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