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Woman killed in London mass stabbing

One woman was killed and five others were injured in a mass stabbing in central London’s Russell Square on Wednesday night, police said.

According to London Metropolitan Police, the suspect, a 19-year-old man was arrested at 10.39 p.m., after a Taser was discharged by an officer, the BBC reported. 

Police said mental health was a “significant factor” in the incident that took place in a busy area close to the British Musem and home to many hotels and restaurants popular with tourists.

“Early indications suggest mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry,” the Guardian quoted Mark Rowley, an assistant commissioner in the Metropolitan police and Britain’s most senior counter terrorism officer as saying early Thursday morning.

Police said there would be an increased police presence on the streets of London.

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