Neighbors have described the Reading terrorist attacker as potentially having mental health issues, telling Ruptly about previous erratic – and sometimes violent – behavior displayed by Khairi Saadallah.

Saadallah was arrested after carrying out a knife attack in a park in Reading on Saturday evening, in which three people were killed and a further three were seriously injured. The Libyan man, who had only recently been released from prison, then hid out in an apartment block before police converged on the scene.

“Around eight o’clock last night, armed police turned up with their guns, police dogs, saw grinders, and they were patrolling the area for a good hour and a half, two hours. Then MI5 came about two hours later and they all rushed into there… one big bang… And then they all came out, and they all left the scene,” local Sophie Parker said of the man’s arrest while speaking to Ruptly.