BREAKING: British Lawmaker Killed!
An attacker who witnesses said shouted “Britain First” killed a member of British Parliament Thursday near Leeds, police confirmed.
Officers arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with the attack. They did not name him. “Britain First” is a slogan commonly used by activists who support Britain leaving the European Union.
The lawmaker was identified as 41-year-old Jo Cox, a member of the Labor Party representing Batley, and a mother of two.
“Somebody tried to grab [the attacker], wrestling with him and then he wielded a knife, like a hunting knife, just started lunging at her with a knife half a dozen times,” Clarke Rothwell, the owner of a nearby cafe in Birstall, told the BBC.