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The UK's Metropolitan Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of Conservative Member of Parliament David Amess as a terrorist act.
The police's Counter Terrorism Command will lead the investigation in conjunction with local Essex law enforcement, the Met announced Friday.
A 25-year-old man is in custody for stabbing Amess, 69, at a routine meeting with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. Amess, a married man with five children, died at the scene.
Police believe the suspect acted alone and are searching two London addresses. The suspect is a "British national of Somali origin," according to The Independent.
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Original Author: Virginia Aabram
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