Knife attacker in London kills 1, injures 6; police think terrorism likely

Knife attacker in London kills 1, injures 6; police think terrorism likely
Russell Square knife attack scene. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video)

[Ed. – A later update indicates the number of injured to be 6 rather than 5.]

A woman in her 60s has died and five other people have been injured after a man with ‘significant mental health issues’ allegedly ‘went on the rampage’ with a knife in a possible terror-related attack in central London.

Police confirmed a 19-year-old man was arrested after being Tasered in connection with a mass stabbing in front of horrified onlookers in Russell Square at about 10.30pm last night. He remains in hospital under armed guard.

Fears that the knifeman operated with an accomplice were raised in the early hours as the Met refused to rule out further suspects. One witness said he saw ‘a man flee on a motorbike’, while another described hearing a victim ‘screaming and covered in blood’. …

The incident occurred in the same area as where one of the 7/7 bombs detonated in 2005. A total of 26 people were killed when Germaine Lindsay, 19, detonated a suicide bomb on a Piccadilly line Tube as it moved between King’s Cross station and Russell Square.

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