"So far, we have found no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism," Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said.
ORIGINAL STORY: A mass stabbing in central London has left at least one person dead and several others wounded.
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City police responded late Wednesday to reports of a man attacking people with a knife in Russell Square. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after police arrived, and a Taser was discharged by one of the officers.
According to The Associated Press, six victims were injured, and one of them – a woman – later died. The condition of the others was not immediately known.
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The mass stabbing comes just as the city unveiled new security measures: London police deployed an additional 600 armed officers Wednesday with a focus on counterterrorism.
Police are still investigating the attack and say terrorism is one possible motive being explored.
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