American Killed In London Knife Attack, 5 Injured, No Evidence of Terrorism Say Police

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  • The London Knife attacker tackled by Metropolitan Police - (SBS)

LONDON — An American woman was killed and 5 other people injured by a man with suspected mental health issues who went on a rampage with a knife in central London, but police and senior anti-terrorism officials said there was no evidence that the attack was terrorism related.

Armed police were called late Wednesday after a Norwegian man of Somali origin with a knife started to attack people in London's Russell Square, an elegant park near the site of a 2005 suicide bombing.

The victim, a U.S. citizen in her 60s, was treated at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later. Another woman and four men were treated in hospital; three of them were later discharged. Nationals from Australia, Britain, “Israel” and the United States were among those hurt.