An American citizen is dead and several more people injured after a man described as a Norwegian national of Somali descent went on a stabbing rampage in London.
The investigation continues, but for now police are downplaying terrorism and focusing on “mental health” issues:
Police: No signs of radicalization in London knife attack, but early indications suggest mental health was a factor https://t.co/v0XwZ5bHx7
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) August 4, 2016
Fatal London knife attack sparks conversation about mental illness https://t.co/Ei7uUKHVQO
— Mashable (@mashable) August 4, 2016
VIDEO: London police say investigation into stabbing that killed woman likely 'triggered by mental health issues'.https://t.co/pzubTSsi1v
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 4, 2016
A Norwegian believed to have mental health issues is in custody after deadly knife attack on Russell Square https://t.co/WuPK0DVFlE
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 4, 2016
No sign of radicalization?
Except for stabbing a bunch of people https://t.co/GItYlq3jYQ
— H (@Tark31) August 4, 2016
Just in case, police are increasing their “reassurance patrols” in London:
More officers, armed and unarmed, have been posted across London today for reassurance patrols. Please do not be alarmed #Croydoncops
— Croydon MPS (@MPSCroydon) August 4, 2016
People are probably far more “alarmed” by the sight of attackers than police.
— Taco Bowl Engagement (@BillySullivan7) August 4, 2016
— GoSellCrazy… (@rrobertschwartz) August 4, 2016