A woman has died and up to five others were injured in a possible terror knife attack in central London. The London Metropolitan Police reported that Police were called at 22:33 hours on Wednesday to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife injuring people at Russell Square, located just off the British Museum.
Police said they were investigating possible terrorism links to the incident in Russell Square on Wednesday night.
The MetPolice adds that 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.
The London Police is awaiting an update on the condition of the other persons injured and details of any other injuries.
LONDON: BREAKING: Man with knife taken into custody after killing a woman, injuring 6 other people at Russell Square pic.twitter.com/Ae4cF2TpQK
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) August 4, 2016
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.
A man has been detained and arrested by police #RussellSquare https://t.co/jsPqqqeOJa
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 4, 2016
According to the police, terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage.
The attack comes less than 24 hours after it was announced that more armed police will patrol London’s streets in the wake of the recent terror atrocities in Europe.
Source: Zerohedge – 1 Killed, 5 Injured In Central London Knife Attack; Terrorism Speculated