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Witness describes the bloody moment police arrest the man suspected of killing three gay men in Reading terror attack

Josh Milton June 24, 2020
Joe Ritchie-Bennett, David Wails and James Furlong were killed in the knife rampage

Joe Ritchie-Bennett, David Wails and James Furlong were killed in the knife rampage

A man described in detail the gruelling moment he saw an unarmed police officer collide into the suspect in the Reading terror attack, drenched in blood.

On Saturday (June 20), a delusory park in the southern England town, known as a go-to lunch spot for city centre employees, was transformed into a site of terror.

People fled in scenes of chaos as a 25-year-old man began a stabbing spree, wounding three and killing three gay men. Authorities linked the incident to terrorism.

Reading stabbing witness: ‘There was rather a lot of blood.’

Witness Sydney McDonald told Sky News how at around 7pm just after clocking-out of work, he saw four police cars rocket down the road towards Forbury Gardens.

“The police car did a U-turn in the road,” he said.

“There’s two of them that did a U-turn, and they were chasing him with the car and they pulled beside him.

“And as they pulled beside him, they came out from the car and they rugby tackled him in the middle of the road.”

Police guard an entrance to Forbury Gardens on June 21, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

McDonald watched as law enforcement detained Saadallah: “He was doing his job, and he did a good job.

“He tackled him to the floor. He didn’t hurt him.”

More: Crime, England, reading, Reading stabbing, Reading terror attack, UK

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