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.
The police’s Counter Terrorism Command will lead the investigation in conjunction with local Essex law enforcement, the Met announced Friday.
The murder of Sir David Amess in #Essex earlier today has now been declared as a terrorist incident, and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command will lead the investigation.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 15, 2021
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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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