LONDON (AP) – An American man was among the three victims stabbed to death in a park in the English town of Reading that is being treated as a terror attack, the U.S. ambassador to Britain confirmed Monday.
Ambassador Woody Johnson offered his â€œdeepest condolences” to the families of those killed in the attack on June 20. A 25-year-old man who is believed to be the lone attacker is in custody but officials said the motive for the carnage was unclear.
â€œOur thoughts are with all those affected,” Johnson said. â€œWe condemn the attack absolutely and have offered our assistance to British law enforcement.â€
Three people were killed and three others seriously wounded in the stabbing attack Saturday evening in Forbury Gardens park in Reading, a town of 200,000 people 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London.
Britainâ€™s official terrorism threat level hasnâ€™t been raised from â€œsubstantial.â€