london - A young man with obvious mental problems, but possibly also with terrorist motives. That is the verdict of the London police on the 19-man jartige Wednesday thrusting into countless people in the heart of London. A 60-year-old woman died on the spot, six others were injured. The man was arrested.
British media never hesitate to terrorist motives. 'Terror in London,' headlines the Daily Mail on its website. Dozens with machine guns equipped British agents paraded through the streets of London center. They need to Londoners, and clarify the tens of thousands of tourists that the situation is under control.
The massacre took place in Russell Square at half past ten local time. The square near the British Museum was also previously the target of a terrorist attack. On July 7, 2005 26 people were killed when a bus in the square was blown up by a bomb attack. That day were still around fifty other deaths from similar attacks on subways.
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report the first witnesses of the attack on social media. A report on the website of the Daily Mail that he heard a woman screaming. Then he saw that she had stab wounds in her back. An acquaintance of the woman was also hit, but less severe, trying to put the woman at ease.
The woman was lying against the railings around the square, opposite the Imperial Hotel, one of the more prestigious hotels in the city.
The killed woman was part of a group of four, two men and two women. According to a witness they spoke Spanish. Russel Square is located in London's Bloomsbury, a place where there are many hotels and within walking distance to St Pancras station, where many tourists arrive in London.