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Mass Stabbing In London Leaves At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured

Police are still investigating the attack but say terrorism is a possible motivation.

By Matt Picht | August 3, 2016

A mass stabbing in central London has left at least one person dead and several others wounded.

City police responded late Wednesday to reports of a man attacking people with a knife in Russell Square. The suspect was arrested shortly after police arrived, and a Taser was discharged by one of the officers.

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The mass stabbing comes just as the city unveiled new security measures: London police deployed an additional 600 armed officers Wednesday with a focus on counterterrorism.

Police are still investigating the attack and say terrorism is one possible motive being explored. 

This video includes clips from ITV and BBC.

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