London, Aug 4: One woman was killed and six others were injured in a knife attack at the Russel Square in Central London. The police say that one of the motives being examined is terrorism. The incident took place on Wednesday at 10.30 pm.
Following the attack the police released a statement which read:
"Police were called at 22:33 hours on Wednesday 3 August to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife injuring people at Russell Square, WC1. Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service.
Upto six people were found injured at the location. A female was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. We await an update on the condition of the other persons injured and details of any other injuries.
A man was arrested at 22:39 hours and a Taser was discharged by one of the arresting officers. Additional police units have been deployed to the area to provide reassurance. A possible angle of terrorism is being explored," the police statement also read.
The police are ascertaining the identity of those injured and say that one of them could have been an American. The incident took place hours after it was announced that London would increase the presence of armed police following the recent attacks across Europe.