London attacker identified as British-born Khalid Masood

By on March 24, 2017


Police on Thursday identified the knife-wielding terrorist who killed four people near parliament in central London as British-born Khalid Masood and said they have arrested eight other people in connection to Wednesday's attack. (Photo: Andrea Bongiorno/Flickr)
Police on Thursday identified the knife-wielding terrorist who killed four people near parliament in central London as British-born Khalid Masood and said they have arrested eight other people in connection to Wednesday’s attack. (Photo: Andrea Bongiorno/Flickr)

LONDON—Police on Thursday identified the knife-wielding terrorist who killed four people near parliament in central London as British-born Khalid Masood and said they have arrested eight other people in connection to Wednesday’s attack.

The police said Masood, 52, was born in the county of Kent in southeast England and was most recently living in the West Midlands region of central England. He was shot dead by police at the scene of Wednesday’s attack for which the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility.

He plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, killing a man and woman and injuring about 40 others, before stabbing to death an unarmed police officer on the grounds of parliament.