The UK’s Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of Conservative Member of Parliament David Amess as a terrorist act. File photo dated 28/01/15 of David Amess attending the Paddy Power Political Book Awards at the BFI IMAX, Southbank, London. Conservative MP Sir David Amess has reportedly been stabbed several times at a surgery in his Southend West constituency. Issue date: Friday October 15, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE MP . Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire Ian West/AP

Fatal stabbing of MP David Amess declared ‘terrorist incident’ by UK police

Virginia Aabram October 15, 08:40 PM October 15, 08:43 PM

The UK’s Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of Conservative Member of Parliament David Amess as a terrorist act.

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The police’s Counter Terrorism Command will lead the investigation in conjunction with local Essex law enforcement, the Met announced Friday.

Authorities formally declared the incident an act of terrorism after “early investigation revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism.”

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A 25-year-old man is in custody for stabbing Amess, 69, at a routine meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. Amess, a married man with five children, died at the scene.

Police believe the suspect acted alone and are searching two London addresses. The suspect is a “British national of Somali origin,” according to The Independent.

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