Mass stabbing in Russell Sq

Source: The SUN

Two women and three men were injured.

Anti-terror chief Mark Rowley, a Met Police Assistant Commissioner, said “mental health was a significant factor” in the attack but that “terrorism was still a line of enquiry”.

Speaking outside Scotland Yard, Commander Rowley said: “Police were called just after 10.30pm last night to reports of a man, armed with a knife, assaulting people in Russell Square, Camden.

“Armed officers arrived at the scene within five minutes, they discharged the Taser whilst confronting and arresting the suspect.

“Six people have been injured, including the one woman who sadly died at the scene, and the others have received various injuries.”

He added :“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 enquiry for us to explore.”

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Cops arrested and Tasered a man following the stabbings