U. K. CHURCHES CALL FOR PRAYER, OFFER SUPPORT AFTER DEADLY STABBING IN LONDON’S RUSSELL SQUARE

Churches have called for prayer after a woman in her sixties was killed and five others wounded in a knife attack.
A 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali origin has been arrested on suspicion of murder after armed police responded to the stabbings. Police said it was a “spontaneous attack” and there was “no evidence of radicalization” or that the man was “in any way motivated by terrorism”.
Churches around Russell Square will offer prayer and have said they will remain open for anyone who wishes support.
The rector at nearby St George’s Holborn was “called back urgently” from a trip and a spokesman said the church was “open and we’re manned and ready to respond to anything”.
He told Christian Today: “We’ve spoken to other vicars locally and are hoping to unite and remain open for prayer throughout this time.”
More details of how local churches plan to respond is expected later today
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