By Jacob Bojesson
An American woman in her 60s was stabbed to death and five others were injured when a reported Norwegian-Somalian teenager went on a rampage in central London Wednesday night.
The American woman was stabbed in the back in a crowded London tourist hotspot. A Spanish family helped her as she laid on the ground in a “pool of blood,” but she died before medical personnel responded to the scene.
Another American was among the victims injured in the attack, along with Australian, Israeli and British citizens.
A 19-year-old Norwegian citizen of Somali origin was arrested on suspicion of being the murderer. Police are working under the assumption that the man was mentally ill and describe it as a “spontaneous attack.”
Police are still not ruling out terrorism as a possible motive, but said they haven’t found any links to support it. (RELATED: British Police To Investigate Fatal Knife Attack As Possible Terrorism [VIDEO])
“Whilst the investigation is not yet complete, all of the work we have done so far increasingly points to this tragic incident as having been triggered by mental health issues,” Scotland Yard’s head of counter-terrorism Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Thursday, according to The Daily Telegraph. “At this time, we believe this was a spontaneous attack and that the victims were selected at random.”