London, Aug. 4– An American woman who was in her sixties was stabbed to death. Also, five others persons were injured when a youth, aged 19 went out of control with a knife in London.
The incident took place last night. The 19-year-old was later identified as Norwegian national of Somali origin, was arrested. He is suspected of murder after he was treated in a hospital.
The Scotland Yard said that no evidence was found that suggested that the man in custody was “in any way motivated by terrorism”. The Scotland yard officers further said that they had chased screaming “stop, stop, stop”, before they used the Taser. The Taser basically discharges an electrical current to bring down the suspected person. This affected the arrest of the youth.
The youth was then taken to the hospital under armed guard and he was lucky enough to be alive.
The London Ambulance services tried their level best to reach the spot soon. They said that the paramedics gave the woman “extensive treatment” at the scene. Sadly, she could not be saved.
There was a heavy presence of the police this morning along with the forensics that marked the spot where the woman was killed. Her body was removed by a private ambulance around 5:20am.
People who suffered injuries included two men and three women. Among them is an American, an Australian and an Israeli.
Two persons are still admitted to the hospital, but their injuries are not life-threatening. None of the persons who were injured are in a life-threatening condition.
When did the incident take place?
The incident took place at 10:30pm in Russel Square. This was the place where a bus was blown up by a homegrown suicide bomber on 7th July 2005.
Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner for special operations said that it had been a “tragic incident”.
He clarified, “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 inquiry for us to explore”.