1 person killed, 7 wounded in mass stabbing outside UK nightclub

One man was killed and seven more people were wounded in a mass stabbing outside a British nightclub early Sunday morning, police said.

A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder in the attack outside Eclipse Nightclub in Bodmin, according to investigators.

“We never expected this to happen in our town and I send thoughts and best wishes to the families of everyone affected,” Bodmin Mayor Phil Cooper told the BBC.

The person who died was publicly identified only as a man in his 30s. The other victims were transported to a nearby hospital, and police said none of their injuries were life-threatening.

”At this time we are treating this as an isolated matter and we are not seeking anyone else in connection to this incident,” said police officer Ilona Rosson.

Investigators did not publicly speculate on a motive for the attack. They said the suspect was a local man from Bodmin, which lies about 200 miles west of London in far southwest England.

Police arrived on the scene at 3:15 a.m., about 15 minutes after Eclipse Nightclub closed for the night, according to The Guardian.

“This is a live and active police investigation, and I would urge people not to speculate on social media but if you have information which may assist us, please report it,” Rosson said.

Police also asked members of the public to provide any video of the incident, from security camera footage to cellphone video that may have captured the attack.