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    One Dead, Five Injured In Potential Terrorist Attack In Russell Square, Central London

    by Raheem Kassam and Oliver Lane

    Aug 2016




    One woman has been killed and five people have been injured after a man with a knife attacked people, apparently at random, in the busy area of Bloomsbury in Central London.

    Extra armed officers have been deployed in a high visibility precautionary role this morning after police received reports of a man attacking people in Russel Square at 10:33pm yesterday evening. Officers responded to the incident within five minutes of the first call according to a Metropolitan Police statement. Discharging a Taser stun-gun, officers were able to arrest the attacker.

    The arrival of officers and ambulance crews were not fast enough to save the life of one victim, a woman described to be in her 60’s who was pronounced dead at the scene. A body bag was observed to be removed from Russel Square in the early hours of this morning.

    Another woman and four men were injured and as of this morning two have been discharged from hospital, suggesting they had relatively light injuries.

    The attack came on the same day the Met Police announced 600 extra, armed police officers for London and just days after the head of London’s police said that an attack on the British capital was a matter of “when, not if”.

    The Metropolitan police Homicide and Major Crime Command is being assisted in their investigation by the Counter Terrorism Command, and a spokesman for the force has said they are keeping an open mind over a potential terror motivation for the crime, although mental health issues are also being considered.

    Initial speculation that suggested “gang violence” was responsible appear to have now been discounted on by police.

    The identity of the attacker is presently unknown, with London’s police declining to provide a description. Eye-witnesses reported by Sky News have described the killer variously as being “dark skinned, possibly African”, and being a “chubby faced white man”.

    The Metropolitan Police’s latest statement released this morning reads:

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an attack in north London last night, Wednesday 3 August, which left one woman dead and five others injured.

    Armed police and London Ambulance Service attended and the woman, who is believed to be in her 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police received the first call just after 22:30hrs reporting a man armed with a knife was assaulting people at Russell Square, Camden.

    Numerous other calls were made by members of the public between 22:30 and 23:00hrs with reports of a man attacking people with a knife between Russell Square, Montague Street, Bloomsbury Square and Great Russell Street.

    Armed officers attended the scene within approximately five minutes of receiving the first call. A Taser was discharged during the arrest of the suspect, a 19-year-old man. No shots were fired. After receiving treatment at hospital he currently remains in custody at south London police station.

    Two women and three men received various injuries in the attack. Two victims remain in hospital while the others have been discharged (no further details at this stage).

    We continue to focus our lines of inquiry on mental health while retaining an open mind regarding the motive.

    The Metropolitan Police Service’s Homicide and Major Crime Command is leading the investigation, supported by officers from the Counter Terrorism Command.

    Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, from the Metropolitan Police, said: “This was a tragic incident resulting in the death of one woman and five others being injured. Early indications suggest that mental health was a factor in this horrific attack. However we are keeping an open mind regarding the motive.

    “As a precautionary measure, Londoners will wake up this morning to notice an increased presence on the streets of officers, including armed officers today. We would urge the public to remain calm, alert and vigilant.”

    Officers are continuing to interview witnesses and most of the cordons have been removed. One partial road closure remains in place.

     
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    Man arrested on suspicion of murder

    Police arrested a 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin. They say there is no evidence of radicalization.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36972126

    They suspect he did it, but they know it had nothing to do with being radical...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Probably an Anglican minister shouting God is Great while doing so.
    Mormons......

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    The media sure has folks in the palm of their hands with this shit.

    Not to discard those injured and the one dead in this London incident, obviously terrible and unnecessary violence, but we have far worse happening right on our own streets every day that aren't "Islam" or whatever the buzz words are that get Pavlov's dog in a tizzy, yet no one seems to bat an eye unless it's possible terrorism. Yes terrorism is bad, duh, but let's be honest, the odds of being injured or killed in a terrorist act are probably less than getting hit by lightning. You're more likely to be killed by a piece of furniture in your own house. But that doesn't make for juicy headlines and click bait. Not enough fear to inject into the viewers.


    Barely a headline in Chicago's papers let alone national and it's twice as many injured with one dead:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...803-story.html

    12 shot in Chicago, including man killed during possible road rage


    Terrorism is big business for the media I guess. Can't be bothered with normal non terrorist violence and killing.


    So fucked up

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    How many more people have to die at the hands of migrants before the west wakes up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    The media sure has folks in the palm of their hands with this shit.

    Not to discard those injured and the one dead in this London incident, obviously terrible and unnecessary violence, but we have far worse happening right on our own streets every day that aren't "Islam" or whatever the buzz words are that get Pavlov's dog in a tizzy, yet no one seems to bat an eye unless it's possible terrorism. Yes terrorism is bad, duh, but let's be honest, the odds of being injured or killed in a terrorist act are probably less than getting hit by lightning. You're more likely to be killed by a piece of furniture in your own house. But that doesn't make for juicy headlines and click bait. Not enough fear to inject into the viewers.


    Barely a headline in Chicago's papers let alone national and it's twice as many injured with one dead:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...803-story.html

    12 shot in Chicago, including man killed during possible road rage


    Terrorism is big business for the media I guess. Can't be bothered with normal non terrorist violence and killing.


    So fucked up
    I think part of the reason is because that violence is generally compartmentalized in areas known for high violence rates. Most of the time it's the result of some "beef" between rival groups or drug dealers. When someone innocent gets killed there's momentary outrage, but there's also an element of desensitization to it. When a little black kid was shot execution style in Chicago it got a lot of attention, but then again there don't seem to be hundreds of thousands of believers that executing is a little kid is a good idea, so people chalk it up as a horrible event rather than a trend.

    Terrorism, on the other hand, specifically targets random people who have done nothing to put themselves in harms way. There isn't even a tangential association to someone that did something wrong. It's simply targeting random people based on their race, nationality, or political beliefs. Worse, it's clearly a trend where hundreds of thousands of Muslim believers (and that's an extremely conservative estimate--it's probably in the tens of millions) at least agree with the practice, not to mention a fraction of them that happily carry it out.

    The point is while both end up in a loss of life, they are two vastly different scenarios.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I think part of the reason is because that violence is generally compartmentalized in areas known for high violence rates. Most of the time it's the result of some "beef" between rival groups or drug dealers. When someone innocent gets killed there's momentary outrage, but there's also an element of desensitization to it. When a little black kid was shot execution style in Chicago it got a lot of attention, but then again there don't seem to be hundreds of thousands of believers that executing is a little kid is a good idea, so people chalk it up as a horrible event rather than a trend.

    Terrorism, on the other hand, specifically targets random people who have done nothing to put themselves in harms way. There isn't even a tangential association to someone that did something wrong. It's simply targeting random people based on their race, nationality, or political beliefs. Worse, it's clearly a trend where hundreds of thousands of Muslim believers (and that's an extremely conservative estimate--it's probably in the tens of millions) at least agree with the practice, not to mention a fraction of them that happily carry it out.

    The point is while both end up in a loss of life, they are two vastly different scenarios.
    Many innocent random people are also killed in the shootings every day across America. Gangs/terrorist groups. Only difference is the "religion" factor.

    I don't doubt for a second that gang bangers rejoice in their body counts as well. It's all bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    Many innocent random people are also killed in the shootings every day across America. Gangs/terrorist groups. Only difference is the "religion" factor.

    I don't doubt for a second that gang bangers rejoice in their body counts as well. It's all bad
    Gangbangers aren't out purposely killing little kids en masse. It's usually collateral damage to their insane "beef" wars. When drug dealers start hanging dead bodies from bridges, decapitating children in front of their parents, blowing themselves up indiscriminately in a crowd of people they've never met, etc. then you can make the comparison.

    There is also no overriding ideology that connects those gangbangers other than they're all wrapped up in the same lifestyle. There is an overriding belief that connects almost all terrorist attacks this century and it's all about killing completely innocent people--on purpose--for the sake of that ideology. That's why it gets the attention.

    There's really no comparison other than both include a loss of life.
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    Members of the public are mocking the police for pursuing ‘poor mental health’ as the primary line of inquiry into the stabbings that took place in London’s Russell Square last night. An American woman was killed in the attack, and five others injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post

    There's really no comparison other than both include a loss of life.
    You're right. It's not apples to apples but both end the same. Innocent lives unnecessarily lost. No shock why the media chooses one over the other though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    You're right. It's not apples to apples but both end the same. Innocent lives unnecessarily lost. No shock why the media chooses one over the other though.
    That's because one is an existential threat to everyone in the country of all ages, location, and walks of life. The other is a threat to anyone that's closely associated with the gangbanging lifestyle either by location, practice, or relationship.
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