American woman killed, 5 hurt in London knife attack

The area where a knife attack happened is cordon off in London Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. London police say a woman has died and others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of the city. (Sky News via AP)

LONDON (AP) — British police say a man who stabbed six people in London’s Russell Square was a Norwegian of Somali origin, but they have found no signs of radicalization.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley says the investigation “increasingly points to mental health issues” as lying behind the rampage.

He says one person was killed in the attack, an American woman.

The five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None has life-threatening injuries.

 

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Police officers stand behind cordon tape after a knife attack in London Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. London police say a woman has died and some others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of the city. (Sky News via AP)
Police officers stand behind cordon tape after a knife attack in London Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. London police say a woman has died and some others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of the city. (Sky News via AP)

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