7th Rangers: 'I heard a scream, then I saw the blood': Woman in her 60s killed and five injured as man, 19, 'goes on the rampage in a terrorist knife attack' in Russell Square where 7/7 bomb was detonated
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A woman in her 60s has died and five other people have been injured after a man with 'significant mental health issues' allegedly 'went on the rampage' with a knife in a possible terror-related attack in central London.
Police confirmed a 19-year-old man was arrested after being Tasered in connection with a mass stabbing in front of horrified onlookers in Russell Square at about 10.30pm last night.
He remains in hospital under armed guard.
Fears that the knifeman operated with an accomplice were raised in the early hours as the Met refused to rule out further suspects. One witness said he saw 'a man flee on a motorbike', while another described hearing a victim 'screaming and covered in blood'.
Photos show what appear to be a bladed weapon abandoned at the scene.
Officers arrived to find six people injured including one woman who died a short time later. The condition of the other five - one man and four women - is not yet known and police have not released their names or ages.
The incident occurred in the same area as where one of the 7/7 bombs detonated in 2005 (Yet the stupid f*****g Brits refuse to open their eyes). A total of 26 people were killed when Germaine Lindsay, 19, detonated a suicide bomb on a Piccadilly line Tube as it moved between King's Cross station and Russell Square.
Last night's incident also comes just hours after the Met unveiled its brand new elite anti-terror unit.Scotland Yard confirmed that 'terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage' and also said that early indications suggest that 'mental health is a significant factor in this case'.
They confirmed murder detectives and the counter-terrorism unit had been brought in to investigate the killing.
One source said the suspect was seen to go 'on the rampage' with the weapon. The woman's body is still believed to be on the pavement at the scene with a forensics tent covering it. Police have cordoned off the area and there is a heavy presence of officers and paramedics. Additional police patrols will be in place in London tomorrow.