>> He was on the police radar then fell off it.>> We're looking at his history.>> Details emerging of Khalid Masood, the British-born 52 year old who went on the rampage in Westminster before police shot him dead. A Muslim convert, a man of many aliases, he was born Adrian Russell.
Police saw Masood as a small-time criminal who posed little serious threat. He had racked up a string of convictions, but none for terrorism. His last 14 years ago, for possession of a knife. Masood wasn't under investigation at the time of the attack, but he'd shown up on the periphery of such probes in the past.
Islamic state claimed him as one of their soldiers, but police is still aren't sure whether he acted alone. That he was, quote, inspired by international terrorism, is their working assumption. Most police raids have focused on Birmingham, where he lived for at least some years. Two significant arrests have been made.
US government sources telling Reuters he knew people who traveled to join Jihadi groups abroad, but had never done so himself. This budget hotel in Brighton where he's believed to have spent his last night, before heading to London for a killing spree whose motives remain unclear