Police said Thursday that the victim of a fatal knife attack in Central London, the night was American woman and ruled out terrorism as a possible motive.
Assistant Commissioner mark Rowley said that the main version at the moment because of what happened the stabbing, is the mental health of the offender. But the authorities initially believed it was an attempted terrorist attack.
Police reported that the detained 19-year-old boy on suspicion of murder. The suspect is a Norwegian citizen of Somali origin, Rowley said "so far we have not found any evidence of radicalization".
"Although the investigation is still not completed - all the work that we're doing so far indicate that the incident occurred due to a mental health killer. Currently, we believe that it was a spontaneous assault, and the victims were chosen at random, "told reporters Rowley.
According to police, two women and three men were injured. Earlier it became known that two people remained in hospital. We will remind, the attack took place in Russell square, an area popular among tourists. Nearby are museums and upscale hotels and homes.
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged residents to remain "calm and vigilant" after the attack. "The safety of all Londoners is my priority number 1, and my heart is with the victims of the incident that occurred in Russell square and with their loved ones," Khan said in a statement press-service.
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