British MP Stabbed To Death At Town Hall Meeting

The Independent reports:

A Conservative MP has died after been stabbed in an attack at his constituency surgery. Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West in Essex, suffered multiple injuries on Friday at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Essex Police said a man had died, and a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Counter-terror police are involved in the early investigation into the stabbing and are working to establish the potential motivation.

There has not yet been any confirmation of whether the incident is being considered terror-related. Police were called to the scene shortly after noon on Friday and said the surrounding roads have been closed off.

In British political parlance, a “constituency surgery” is the equivalent of a US town hall meeting.