One dead and five injured in stabbing attack in central london.
A SECOND suspect in a mass stabbing in central London may be at large – as witnesses report seeing a man fleeing on a motorbike.
A 35-year-old eyewitness told the Daily Star Online that two “Middle Eastern” men were acting suspiciously at the scene after the attack – and one of them sped away on a motorbike.
Police have refused to rule out other suspects.
The eyewitness said: “There were two men of Middle Eastern descent acting suspiciously outside the Imperial Hotel.
This could mean that our crazy Norwegian could actually bi-locate. Perhaps he is Padre Pio!
UPDATE: The attacker is a Somali who spent time in Norway as an infant and lived mostly in England, and is claimed to be mentally ill, which seems to be the replacement adjective for Muslim jihadi for the early 2000s term, "Asian".
This is being classified as a possible terrorist attack at the moment although its just breaking now.
UPDATE 11:36 PM
A woman has died and up to five people have been injured after a man allegedly 'went on the rampage' with a knife in a possible terror-related attack in London.
Police confirmed a man was arrested after he was seen 'brandishing a knife' and 'injuring people' in front of horrified onlookers in Russell Square last night.
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'. [...]
One source said the suspect was seen to go 'on the rampage' with the weapon.
The Met said the suspect was detained after being Tasered at the scene of the incident - opposite the three-star Imperial Hotel - at around 10.40pm last night.
A woman has been killed and up to six people have been injured in a mass stabbing in the centre of London.
The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that up to six people were injured in the incident at Russell Square near the British Museum at around 10.30pm on Wednesday night.
A statement said a woman was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Although the man has been arrested, there is a stunning lack of information as to who he is, or witness reports that might give a clue as to motive.
More as the story develops.