London Stabbings: Attack “Triggered By Mental Health Issues”

Police have said that a knife attack, which killed one woman and injured five others in London, was triggered by mental health problems, rather than being a terrorist act.

A knife attack which stabbed six people in the UK capital, London, was triggered by mental health issues, according to police.

The attack, which killed one woman, understood to be a US citizen, and injured five others, was not a terrorist act, the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

The woman who died was thought to be in her 60s. The injured people were from Britain, America, Israel and Australia.

A 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin has been arrested but police said there was no evidence of radicalisation.

Speaking at a press conference, the Met’s assistant commissioner for specialist operations, Mark Rowley, said the police investigation suggested the attack was “triggered by mental health issues”.

He said police believed it was a “spontaneous attack” and that the victims were selected at random.

The man was arrested after a Taser was discharged by an officer.

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