According to a statement from the Saudi Arabian embassy on Friday, British-born terrorist Khalid Masood “taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009.”
Fox News reported on Saturday that Masood, who attacked and killed people outside of Britain’s Parliament earlier this week, had a work visa but “wasn’t tracked by the country’s security services and didn’t have a criminal record there,” according to the Saudi embassy.
Originally named Adrian Elms, the radicalized Muslim who changed his name to Masood “was known for having a violent temper in England and had been convicted at least twice for violent crimes.”
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Masood’s attack, which killed at least four people and injured dozens of others, some critically.
The 52-year-old Masood is older than the most typical terrorists, but his arrest record goes as far back as 1983.
In 2000, he reportedly used a knife to slash a man across the face during a drunken argument. He was also convicted of another knife attack in 2003.
British police have tried to determine the man’s motive and whether or not he had any accomplices. At this point, two men have been arrested in Masood’s town of Birmingham and are reportedly in custody and undergoing questioning, although they haven’t yet been charged or identified.
Others were arrested, but have since been released.
Saudi Arabia is not one of the countries listed on President Trump’s travel ban.
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