An American woman in her 60s was killed and five others were injured after a man carrying a knife attacked people in London’s Russell Square last night, police said during a press conference this morning.
Police responded to a knife attack in Russell Square on Wednesday that police described was “spontaneous” with victims “selected at random” — an incident in which police also said “mental health appears to be a significant factor.”
The woman who was killed was apparently in her 60s. The injured people were from Britain, America, Israel and Australia.
Metropolitan Police arrested a 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin. Police say there is no evidence of terror radicalization.
London police say a woman has died and five others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of the city. One man was arrested. Police say mental health appears to be a factor in the attack.
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Yesterday police announced they were deploying an extra 600 armed police officers in London to counter terror threats.
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