Man Charged With US Tourist Murder After London Knife Attack


Man charged with US tourist murder after London knife attack

LONDON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Augst,2016) - A man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist after a knife attack in central London earlier this week, police in Britain's capital said Friday. Zakaria Bulhan, 19, was charged with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene Horton plus five counts of attempted murder following the incident which took place late Wednesday in Russell Square. The Metropolitan Police added in a statement that he was in custody and would appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London for an initial hearing on Saturday. Bulhan, of Tooting in south London, is a Norwegian national of Somali origin who moved to Britain in 2002.

Horton was the wife of a professor at Florida State University who had been teaching summer classes in London and was hours away from flying home. A Briton injured in the attack is still in hospital while a man from the US, an Australian man, an Australian woman and an Israeli woman were released from hospital Thursday after receiving treatment. The Briton suffered a stab wound to the stomach while the American and Australian men were stabbed in the chest.