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Man with sword stabs multiple people in London, kills 13-year-old – Times of India



NEW DELHI: A 13-year-old boy died on Tuesday after five people, including two police officers, were wounded by a man wielding a sword in east London, police said.
People were stabbed by a 36-year-old attacker in a “serious incident” near an east London Tube station earlier in the day. The attacker was later arrested, the police said.
“It’s with great sadness that one of those injured in this incident, a 13-year-old boy, has died from their injuries,” chief superintendent Stuart Bell, from the Metropolitan Police, told reporters.
The incident, however, is not being treated as terror-related.
The attacker was arrested after police were called to reports of a vehicle being driven into a house in the area close to Hainault train station, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
Deputy assistant commissioner Ade Adelekan expressed empathy for those affected, acknowledging the terror that such an ordeal must have instilled. “This must have been a terrifying incident for those concerned,” he said, adding, “I know the wider community will be feeling shock and alarm.”
“We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the wider community,” he also said.
Assuring the community, Adelekan emphasized that there was no imminent threat to public safety. “We are not looking for more suspects,” he clarified, “This incident does not appear to be terror-related.”
(With inputs from agencies)

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