Suspect's name, motive for attack not released by authorities; Police say they believe he acted alone
British Conservative lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death on Friday during a routine meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England, an attack that united the U.K.’s fractious politicians in shock and sorrow. A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene, AP reports.
The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in the seaside town of Leigh-on-Sea just after noon Friday. It said “a man was arrested and a knife recovered.
“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public,” police said.
A motive wasn’t given and the suspect wasn’t identified. More than two hours after the attack, the force said the man injured in the stabbing had died. It didn’t release his name. The suspect is being being held on suspicion of murder, police said.
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