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1 Dead, up to 6 Injured in London Knife Attack: Police

One woman is dead, and up to six people are injured after a man carrying a knife attacked people in London's Russell Square late Wednesday night, Metropolitan Police said.

"A man was arrested at 22:39 hours and a Taser was discharged by one of the arresting officers," police said in a statement.

The man's identity was not released.

Officers are currently on scene at #RussellSquare. Up to six people injured and one person has died

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 4, 2016

A man has been detained and arrested by police #RussellSquare https://t.co/jsPqqqeOJa

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 4, 2016

The female victim was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

"We await an update on the condition of the other persons injured and details of any other injuries," police said.

Police officers and London Ambulance Service attended to the scene. Additional police units have been deployed to the area to "provide reassurance," police said.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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