British Parliament Member Joanne Cox Killed in Gun, Stabbing Attack

A 52-year-old man was arrested, police said.

— -- A British member of Parliament was killed in a broad daylight shooting and stabbing after a town hall meeting at a library in West Yorkshire, England.

"Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spenborough, was attacked and fatally wounded on Market Street," temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins told a news conference.

A 52-year-old man was arrested, and police confirm that they are not looking for any other suspects in the horrific attack, around 1 p.m. local time. The suspect's motives remain unknown.

Nearby, a 77-year-old man was attacked, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson, told reporters that this was a localized incident, albeit with "much wider impact."

An eye witness told ABC News that he saw a man in a baseball cap suddenly pull a gun from his bag. Hichem Ben Abdallah, who works at the Azzurro Café Restaurant near the library, said he heard the suspect shouting something but it was unclear what.

The leader of Britain’s far right wing party “Britain First” distanced himself from reports that the attacker shouted the party name before he killed her.

Standing in front of the party’s logo which says “Taking our Country Back,” Paul Golding condemned the attack as a “heinous crime” and dismissed the reports as “hearsay.”

Police presence in the area has been increased as a reassurance to the community.

Campaigning on the EU referendum has been suspended for the day because of the shooting.

Gabrielle Giffords, who represented Arizona's 8th congressional district and survived an assassination attempt in 2011 wrote a short tribute to Cox on Twitter.

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