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Masood var 52 år gammel, gift og hadde tre barn. Han var født i Storbritannia. Daily Mail opplyser at han var engelsklærer, men også at han var yrkeskriminell.

Politiet sier at de ikke hadde noe grunnlag for å tro at han skulle utføre et terrorangrep selv om han hadde figurert på radaren deres tidligere. Han hadde et rulleblad som inkluderte grov legemsbeskadigelse, ulovlig våpenbesittelse og forstyrrelse av offentlig ro og orden. Den siste dommen han hadde var fra 2003.

En talsperson fra Scotland Yard kommenterte:

‘Masood was also known by a number of aliases. He was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.

‘However, he was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.

‘His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife. He has not been convicted for any terrorism offences.’

Før terrorangrepet, jobbet Masood som engelsklærer, ifølge Sky News. Han var muslimsk konvertitt.

Som vanlig er de som har kjent litt til jihadistene «veldig overrasket».

One neighbour said she was «very surprised» that Masood could commit such an act of violence.

Og en annen nabo beskrev ham slik:

He seemed to be quite nice, he would be taking care of his garden and the weeds.

Daily Mail  The Independent