Lone wolf or garden-variety psycho, it’s still someone who shouldn’t have been there in the first place:
A woman in her 60s was knifed to death and five others injured during a bloodbath attack in central London that police believe may be terror-related.
Witnesses described victims “screaming and covered in blood” following the rampage in which the woman – believed to be a Spanish speaker enjoying a hen do – was brutally knifed around 10.30pm last night.
Other terrified onlookers described the crazed knifeman chasing pedestrians and “lunging for anyone he could see” as police confirmed mental health was a likely factor.
A 19-year-old man – described as being dark-skinned and of likely African descent – was arrested at the scene after being tasered by police in Russell Square – just yards from where one of the 7/7 terror attack bombs detonated in 2005.
Police confirmed terrorism was “one line of inquiry that we should explore”.
Three men and two woman were also injured – two of whom remain in hospital following the horrific mass stabbing near the capital’s Imperial Hotel.
Fortunately, the dead woman’s family will be consoled by knowing that this diversity has made Europe stronger.
UPDATE: Despite the fact that the killer is in custody, there are contradictory descriptions in the media: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he stabbed six people in Russell Square at around 10.30pm last night. One witness called him ‘dark-skinned’ or African, another white and ‘chubby'”
UPDATE: The killer is confirmed: “a 19-year old Norwegian citizen, of Somali descent”.
It’s really terrible how awful and murderous those Norwegians are! They must be really bad people. Not nice at all!