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London knife attack leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

London knife attack leaves 1 dead, 5 injured


Police and forensic teams have cordoned off an area in central London after a woman was killed in a knife attack and five others injured. The attack happened in Russell Square at around 10.30 pm local time on Wednesday evening.

The woman in question was treated by paramedics for her injuries but later died.

A 19 year old man was tasered and is now in police custody .Police say they are following several lines of inquiry

“Early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case, and that is one major line of inquiry. But of course at this stage we should keep an open mind regarding motive, and consequently terrorism as a motivation remains but one line of inquiry for us to explore,” Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said.

The attack comes on the same day that it was announced more armed police would be deployed on the streets of London

600 extra firearms officers are being trained with the first now operationally ready.

Speaking before the attack in Russell Square, the head of London’s metropolitan police said that following recent attacks in Europe, he wanted the British public to feel protected.