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Police Say Mental Health Was A 'Significant Factor' In London Stabbing

The assistant commissioner for London's police service said the woman killed was an American citizen.

By Lindsey Pulse | August 4, 2016

British police said mental health was a significant factor in a London stabbing attack that left one woman dead and at least five injured.

Assistant Commissioner for London's police service Mark Rowley said on Thursday police are still "keeping an open mind regarding the motive."

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City police responded late Wednesday to reports of a man attacking people with a knife in Russell Square. Police arrived at the scene, and at least six people had suffered stab wounds.

Police report one woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Rowley said the woman killed was an American citizen.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after police arrived and remains in police custody.

City police are working with officers from the Counter Terrorism Command to determine if the attack was terror-related. Rowley said so far, authorities have found no evidence of radicalization.

Rowley said civilians should expect to see more officers after the event.

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