United Kingdom conservative lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death at a Methodist church on Friday while meeting with constituents. 

Essex Police said a 25-year-old man has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. They have also retrieved a knife. 

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider public,” police said.

Amess, 69, was a member of the U.K.’s Conservative Party and a supporter of Brexit. According to The Washington Post, he supported animal welfare legislation and was a leading voice within his party for support of Israel.

Following Amess’ death, Conservative lawmaker Tracy Crouch tweeted that she is heartbroken by the incident.

“I could write reams on how Sir David was one of the kindest, most compassionate, well-liked colleagues in Parliament. But I can't. I feel sick. I am lost. Rest in Peace. A little light went out in Parliament today,” Crouch wrote.

This is not the only incident of a lawmaker being stabbed while meeting with constituents. 

In 2016, Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox was shot and stabbed by a gardener who was then sentenced to life in prison. 

“Attacking our elected representatives is an attack on democracy itself. There is no excuse, no justification. It is as cowardly as it gets,” Brendan Cox, Jo’s widower, tweeted in response to Amess’ death.