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Father of suspect in UK lawmaker’s slaying is ‘traumatized’


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The father of a man held for the fatal stabbing of a British lawmaker during a meeting with local voters has told British media that he was shocked and “traumatized” by his son’s arrest, as police continue questioning the suspect under terrorism laws. Dozens of mourners attended a special church service Sunday in memory of 69-year-old Conservative lawmaker David Amess, who was stabbed to death Friday in what police have described as a terrorist attack. British authorities have not released the name of the suspect, but British media reported the suspect is25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali, who is believed to be a British citizen with Somali heritage. Home Secretary Priti Patel said Sunday that officials are reviewing security arrangements for lawmakers.

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