I said on Monday that it seemed unlikely we’d get through the week without another outbreak of jihad, and it looks like we haven’t.
A woman was killed tonight and five others wounded in a knife attack in London. Given that Scotland Yard says “terrorism is one possibility”, it seems the incident probably has a non-zero Mohammed Coefficient.
Below are excerpts from the report in The Daily Mail. Click the link for photos and additional details:
‘I heard a scream, then I saw the blood’: Woman killed and five injured as man goes on the rampage in a ‘terrorist knife attack’ in Russell Square where 7/7 bomb was detonated
A woman has died and up to five people have been injured after a man allegedly ‘went on the rampage’ with a knife in a possible terror-related mass stabbing in London.
Police confirmed a man was arrested after he was seen ‘brandishing a knife’ and ‘injuring people’ in front of horrified onlookers in Russell Square at about 10.30pm last night.
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 one of the victim’s ‘screaming and covered in blood’.
Officers arrived at the scene to find six people injured including one woman who died from her injuries a short time later. The condition of the other five is not yet known and police have not yet named or revealed the ages of the victims.
The incident occurred in the same area as where one of the 7/7 bombs detonated in 2005. 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.
And last night’s incident 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’.
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 with a forensics tent covering it. Police have cordoned off the area and there is a heavy presence of officers and paramedics.
One witness said he heard the victim scream before running over to help them.
The man, who goes by the name Michael, told MailOnline that he saw a woman around 25 years old with blood coming from her back and another woman of the same age with a wounded arm.
He said he believed the victims were heard speaking in Spanish.
This story is still breaking news; keep refreshing the Mail report for updates.
Hat tip: Steen.