Authorities call death of British lawmaker a “terrorist incident” – .

Authorities call death of British lawmaker a “terrorist incident” – .

The London Metropolitan Police on Friday called the stabbing by a British lawmaker a terrorist incident.
David Amess, Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party, was stabbed to death on Saturday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

« The fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea has been declared a terrorist incident tonight, with the investigation being carried out by anti-terrorism police, ”police said. said in a press release.

There was “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism” found in the first investigation into the murder.

The incident was officially declared a terrorist by the Senior National Counterterrorism Policing Coordinator, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Dean Haydon.

A 25-year-old Briton was arrested at the scene of the assault. He is in custody in Essex.

Police currently believe the man was working alone.

“I think all of our hearts are filled with shock and sadness today,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said said after the incident. “David was a man who believed passionately in this country and its future. “

“And today we have lost an excellent public servant and a very valued friend and colleague, and our hearts go out today very much to his wife, his children and his family,” he added.


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