The fatal stabbing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess has formally been declared an “act of terrorism” by the Metropolitan Police (Met).
The Telegraph reports that police have arrested a 25-year-old Somalian man on suspicion of murdering the Conservative MP Sir David Amess.
“The fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea has tonight been declared as a terrorist incident, with the investigation being led by Counter Terrorism Policing,” Met wrote in a statement released late Friday.
“The early investigation has revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism,” the statement continued.
Met said officers arrived at the scene shortly after 1205 local time Friday and “found a man [Amess] with multiple stab wounds. He was given emergency medical treatment by emergency services, but sadly died at the scene.”
Zero Hedge pointed out:
At first, authorities identified the suspect as a “25-year-old British man” who was arrested on murder suspicion at the scene. Then hours later, British media reported the suspect was of “African appearance” and identified as Somalian. Now the suspect has been labeled a terrorist, and it seems that authorities/media initially downplayed who the suspect was so as not to antagonize specific communities.