Published On: Thu, Aug 4th, 2016

London Knife attack leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

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Attack occurred in Central London’s Russell Square

One woman has been killed and six others injured in a knife attack in Russel Square London. The attack took place on Wednesday night at 10.30 pm. The Metropolitan police has confirmed that six people were injured. The Guardian reported that a man called BBC Radio London informing them about the scene.

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 is 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 one of the victim’s ‘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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