British police have identified the person responsible for the terror attack near parliament as 52-year-old Khalid Masood.
The police say in a statement today that Masood was born in southeastern England and was most recently living in the West Midlands, in central England.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 23, 2017
Police say Masood, who had a number of aliases, wasn’t the subject of any current investigation and that “there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.”
He had been arrested previously for assault, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.