London locals reacted to the news confirming that three people died and three more were seriously injured after stabbings in a park at Forbury Gardens, in Reading, on Saturday.
«It sounds really tragic. It's the kind of thing that's happening a lot at the moment. I feel like there's a headline very frequently with different things like this happening,» explained one Londoner named Pattie.
«Well, it's terrible all this taking of young lives. It's terrible and we really ought to get to the bottom of the social problems which are really the cause of all of this,» reacted Michelle, another London resident.
A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene, on suspicion of murder. Preliminary reports suggested that the incident was not terror-related. However, on Sunday morning local police declared that the stabbing attack was being treated as a «terrorist incident».
Counter-terrorism police will now be taking over the investigation, announced Thames Valley Police in a statement on Sunday morning.