One dead, five injured in a knife attack in Central London [Photos]

The police suggested that the attacker may be mentally unstable but haven't ruled out terror links as a potential motive behind the London knife attack.

Devang Dave August 04, 2016 13:10:35 IST
A body is removed from the scene in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack on Thursday, 4 August, 2016. A woman has died and others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of London, the police said. AP
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A body is removed from the scene in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack on Thursday, 4 August, 2016. A woman has died and others were injured in a knife attack in a central part of London, the police said. AP
A police forensic officer works at the scene in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack, on Thursday.  Following the attack, a 19-year-old man was arrested in Russell Square in the city centre where the stabbing happened, which is near the British Museum and University of London. AP
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A police forensic officer works at the scene in Russell Square, central London, after a knife attack, on Thursday.  Following the attack, a 19-year-old man was arrested in Russell Square in the city centre where the stabbing happened, which is near the British Museum and University of London. AP
Police forensic officers work at work in Russell Square, after a knife attack. The police suggested that the attacker may be mentally unstable but haven't ruled out terror links as a potential motive behind the attacks. AP
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Police forensic officers work at work in Russell Square, after a knife attack. The police suggested that the attacker may be mentally unstable but haven't ruled out terror links as a potential motive behind the attacks. AP
The area where a knife attack happened is cordon off in London on Thursday. The police was called to Russell Square at 10.33 pm local time (2133 GMT) following reports that a man armed with a knife was attacking people. AP
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The area where a knife attack happened is cordon off in London on Thursday. The police was called to Russell Square at 10.33 pm local time (2133 GMT) following reports that a man armed with a knife was attacking people. AP
Police officers stand behind cordon tape after a knife attack. The police urged the public to remain calm, alert and vigilant. AP
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Police officers stand behind cordon tape after a knife attack. The police urged the public to remain calm, alert and vigilant. AP