Man, 19, held at south London police station after attempt in which one girl expired and five other people were injured
A 19 -year-old man is being held on thought of slaughter after a woman was killed and five other people were injured in multiple stabs in central London.
A man was apprehended at the vistum after police stupefied him with a Taser, following the attack, which began at 10.30 pm on Wednesday in Russell Square, near the Imperial Hotel and the British Museum.
The suspect is at a south London police station after receiving treatment in hospital.
The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: Mental health remains a substantial focus for our investigation.
Britains most senior counter-terrorism patrolman, the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, also said early reports were of the view that mental health also contributes. Scotland Yard removed remarks to terrorism in the second largest modernizes, saying it was preventing an open attention as to the motive.
Hotel guests described hearing calling from the square below, while witnesses to the aftermath assured a figure lying on the storey as armed police scrambled to the vistum. Other accountings were of the view that the attacker had a motorcycle helmet.
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