The British police today identified the name of the suspect of the London parliament terror attack as Khalid Masood, a 52-year old man. The police also claimed that Khalid Masood, born in southeastern England, was a resident of the West Midlands in central England.
Khalid Masood had been arrested previously for assault, possession of offensive weapons and public order offenses. Khalid Masood was first convicted for criminal damage in 1983 and last conviction was for possession of a knife in December 2003.
However the police also said that Khalid Masood was not under any current investigation. It also denied that prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack was available with the police.
Enterprise, the Car rental company, has confirmed the ownership of the car used in the terror attack and informed that the care was rented in Birmingham.
The Islamic State (ISIS) group has claimed the responsibility of the attack as per the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the jihadist organisation.
Europe has been on high alert after a wave of deadly jihadist assaults over the past two years. Britain’s top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said that police had arrested eight people in raids on six houses in London, the central city of Birmingham and elsewhere.