Authorities Call Fatal Stabbing Of U.K. Lawmaker Terrorist Act

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By Associated Press
October 15, 2021

A 25-year-old antheral was arrested astatine the scene.

Police accidental the stabbing of a long-serving subordinate of Parliament during a gathering with constituents was a violent incident, and that they judge the attacker acted alone.

The Metropolitan Police said successful a connection released aboriginal Saturday that the aboriginal probe into the slaying of Conservative lawmaker David Amess "has revealed a imaginable information linked to Islamist extremism."

Amess, 69, was attacked astir midday Friday astatine a Methodist religion successful Leigh-on-Sea, a municipality astir 40 miles eastbound of London. Paramedics tried without occurrence to prevention him. Police arrested the fishy and recovered a knife.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.