One woman has been killed and six others injured in a knife attack in Russel Square London. The attack took place on Wednesday night at 10.30 pm. The Metropolitan police has confirmed that six people were injured. The Guardian reported that a man called BBC Radio London informing them about the scene.
London police say armed police arrested a 19-year old man. They also said that mental health is a significant factor in the knife attack but terrorism remains one line of inquiry. There will be also be an increased police presence on the streets of London to provide reassurance.
The full police statement, as reported by the Guardian, said:
“Police were called at 22:33 hours on Wednesday 3 August to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife injuring people at Russell Square, WC1. Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service. Up to six people were found injured at the location. A female (no further details) was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. We await an update on the condition of the other persons injured and details of any other injuries. A man was arrested at 22:39 hours and a Taser was discharged by one of the arresting officers. Additional police units have been deployed to the area to provide reassurance. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Some people tweeted about the scene.
— Joe (@politicallord) August 4, 2016
— Roeland Roovers (@r0eland) August 4, 2016
— Helen Edwards (@hyperlinkhelen) August 4, 2016
This is a developing story, more details are awaited.