Woman killed and five people injured in a ‘terrorist knife attack in central London’

A woman has died and up to five people have been injured in a possible terrorist knife attack in central London.

Police confirmed a man has been arrested in connection with the terrifying incident which occurred in Russell Square at around 10.40pm last night.

The Met said the suspect was detained after being Tasered at the scene. He was allegedly scene ‘brandishing a knife’ in front of horrified onlookers.

Telegraph live feed.

Daily Express

Twitter – #RussellSquare#London

h/t JEH

  • It’s just Wednesday’s scheduled lone wolf attack.
    Jebus these people get worked up over the slightest thing.

    • This wouldn’t have happened if there was a knife registry and no global warming.

      • tom_billesley

        Why have assault knives not been banned?

  • WalterBannon

    One of Trudope’s chosen people strikes again

    • We don’t know yet, the police are saying little beyond terrorism is a possibility.

      • lolwut?

        Could be Radical Buddhism

      • tom_billesley

        I guess that specialist counter-terrorism officers continue to be involved in the investigation only because they’ve nothing better to do. This mustn’t alarm the public.

  • john700


    • No idea, however they are trotting out “mental health” as a possible cause… that’s become an indicator

      • john700

        If he was not a Muslim, we would have been told that already.

      • xavier

        Forget the mentally ill trope. How about just calling them diabolical lyrics possessed and be done with it.

        This leads me to 2 ideas

        1) time register for self defense classes of how to avoid being knifed.as well as learn real combat knife fighting (the laws against carrying knives are to be disobeyed)
        2) bring some holy water and spray them with it.even if the scum aren’the diabolically possessed it’ll blind them so you can run or defend yourselves

  • truepeers

    It’s only mental illness when you kill your own people.

  • 945dad21

    Let me see, now – “The Met said mental health was a “significant factor” in the events. (BBC online – their bold), “…the force’s homicide command was leading the investigation into the attack, with support from the counter-terrorism unit.” (Met. Asst. Commissioner Mark Rowley), “A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: Terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage.”(The Times online) and as yet no name or description of the attacker has been released.

    He is still in hospital and the speed with which our mental health services diagnosed his condition is awesome to say the least and it is also a great reassurance that the investigation is being led by homicide rather than counter-terror command.

    Hmm, not much doubt here then – we should all be able to read the runes these days.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Excellent post

  • ed

    police have just confirmed the dark skinned knife has ” mental health problems ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tom_billesley

    Nobody is saying he “ran amok” because that would allude to murderers from an islamic culture, and that would be islamophobic.

  • freakypete98

    A few simple shots to the vital area would of saved the Brits millions of dollars of future court costs and prison costs.

  • tom_billesley

    The Canadian High Commission said it was investigating reports a Canadian citizen had been injured in the attack.

  • ed


    • tom_billesley

      Norwegian citizen, so media will be desperately seeking a Breivik connection.

  • mauser 98

    …….amazing analysis done in minutes

    “not terror-related”


    ‘no evidence’ of terror
    “Police believe it was as a result of mental health problems”