quinta-feira, 4 de agosto de 2016
London stabbings: mental health ‘significant factor’ in Russell Square attack, say police
1h ago 07:07
What we know so far
One woman has been killed and five other people injured after a man with a knife attacked people in Russell Square, central London, at around 10.30pm on Wednesday night.
The woman, believed to be in her 60s, died at the scene. She has not been identified.
Two other women and three men are being treated for their injuries. No details about their condition have been released.
A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene after being Tasered by a police officer. He is in police custody in hospital, where investigators have spoken to him.
Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, said the motive for the attack was not clear:
Early indications suggest 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 inquiry for us to explore.
Homicide officers are currently leading the investigation, supported by counter-terrorism officers.
There will be an increased police presence, including armed officers, on the streets of London on Thursday.
The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, urged Londoners to “remain calm and vigilant”.