American woman killed, 5 hurt in London knife attack

Published 10:08 am Thursday, August 4, 2016

LONDON — The suspect arrested in the slaying of an American woman in a knife rampage in a busy London tourist area is a Norwegian teenager of Somali origin, police said Thursday.

Police said their investigation suggested mental illness was the driving force behind the attack Wednesday night in which five other people were injured.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the investigation “increasingly points to this tragic incident as having been triggered by mental-health issues.”

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