A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police in central England said Tuesday morning, after three dead people were found at two locations on the streets of Nottingham. There was no immediate word on a possible motive.
Nottinghamshire Police said it did not appear to be looking for any other suspects in the killings.
Police said: “We are keeping our minds open as we investigate the circumstances surrounding these incidents and working alongside counter-terrorism police to establish the facts – as we normally do in such circumstances.” a permit.
Nottinghamshire Police Chief Kate Mennell said earlier that police believe “these three incidents are all linked and we have a man in custody” after what she described as a “terrible and tragic accident which claimed the lives of three people”.
Witnesses told British media they were awakened at around 5:30am local time by the sound of gunfire, and a man filmed a video he said police pinned the suspect to the ground after they apparently followed him in an unmarked police car and then shot him. . him with tasers.
Police said in the statement that officers were called to the scene just after 4 am and found two dead people on the street. The statement said that they were then alerted to another incident not far away, “where a truck attempted to run over three people.”
Police said the three survived but are being treated at a local hospital, one of whom is in critical condition. It was near that final scene where the suspect, who was not immediately identified, was arrested.
Police said they later found another man dead on a different road, at a third location in the city.
Witness Lynn Haggett told the BBC she saw a car hit two people at around 5:30am local time near Nottingham’s Theater Royal.
She told the BBC: “He looked in his mirror, saw a police car behind him, and then he sped up, and there were two people… He went straight to those two people.”
About half a dozen roads in Nottingham, which has a population of around 330,000, remained closed on Tuesday morning amid an ongoing police investigation, and the city’s tram network has also been shut down.
CBS News’ Emmet Lyons contributed to this report.
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