Salih Khater: Westminster 'terror attacker' pictured after smashing his car into cyclists ou
Culled from Daily Mail
A Sudanese immigrant known to detectives spent six hours stalking the streets of London before hurtling into 15 cyclists and driving at police officers manning a Westminster security barrier, Daily Mail reported.
Salih Khater, 29, veered off the road careering into pedestrians and cyclists on Parliament Square, after spending the night cruising around in a Ford Fiesta bought two months ago.
Khater, a British citizen born in Sudan, lives in a scruffy flat above an internet cafe in Sparkhill, an area of Birmingham that has housed jihadi cells linked to terrorist plots at home and abroad.
His rented flat is also just ten minutes from the former home of Khalid Masood, whose murderous rampage 17 months ago appears to have inspired Khater's own carborne attack yesterday.
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Police say he drove 115 miles to London late on Monday night and toured the Tottenham Court Road area between 1.25am and 5.55am before heading to Westminster and Whitehall at 6am and circled until he struck at just after 7.30am yesterday.
This stalking of London streets will raise suspicions that he was looking for crowds and later plumped for Westminster, where British extremist Masood killed six in March 2017.
There were screams as the Ford Fiesta mounted the pavement and mowed people down at up to 50mph at 7.37am before he crashed into a security barrier outside Parliament, narrowly missing two police officers.
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Within seconds brave armed officers surrounded the car not knowing if he was armed or had a bomb and dragged him from the smoking vehicle.
Khater, a Sudan-born British national, is accusing of swerving a car into 15 people before smashing into security barriers yesterday morning.
Armed police swooped on the 29-year-old's silver Ford Fiesta and arrested him following the incident shortly after 7.30am in central London.
Khater, a fan of singers Celine Dion and Rihanna, is being held on suspicion of terror offences, but has yet to be formally identified by cops.
There were scenes of panic and chaos as the car crashed at 40mph, leaving victims injured on the floor in the aftermath, say eyewitnesses.
My view: People are just evil, why not kill yourself if you don't like life, instead of hurting innocent and defenceless people. I think scientists should develop a scanner/device that can detect people's brains if they have evil intentions. The biometrics system is working very well so why can't they find a way into the brains of idiots like this demon. A device that can read people's minds by detecting and asking potential criminals automatic questions if they'll commit terror or evil act, every international airport in the world should have the device. It's time for governments around the world to take action and not just watch these wicked people take over our lives. The device would stop evil people before departure. It should be a mandatory device for every international airport around the world. Well done to Metropolitan police for doing a superb job yesterday with their prompt response.