London: One dead, five injured in knife attack

    London: One dead, five injured in knife attack

    Aug.4, London: A woman has died and five other people were injured in a knife attack in Russell Square, central London, according to initial reports.

    Police were called at 22:33 BST on Wednesday to reports of a man injuring people with a knife. One of the victims, a woman in her 60s, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

    A 19-year-old man was arrested at 22:39 after a Taser was discharged by an officer. The Met said mental health was a "significant factor" in the events.

    Two other women and three men received various injuries in the attack, Scotland Yard confirmed later, BBC news reported. 

    Mark Rowley, the Met's assistant commissioner for specialist operations, said the force's homicide command was leading the investigation into the attack, with support from the counter-terrorism unit.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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