Woman Killed in London Knife Attack Identified

Woman Killed in London Knife Attack Identified



On August 4, 2016, the American woman killed in an attack on a street in London, England, was identified. The victim’s name is Darlene Horton. She was the wife of a psychology professor at the Florida State University. Horton and her husband, Richard Wagner, were in London because he was teaching at a summer study-abroad program. Although the program was over, the couple remained in the U.K. and were expected to return today.

The American woman, who was in her 60s, died due to the knife wound she sustained. Horton was one of five victims who were injured in the attack that took place on August 3, 2016, in a central area of London, near the British Museum. Of the four survivors, one remains in the hospital  she was stabbed in the stomach. The others were treated for minor wounds and released.

The suspect, whose victim was identified, is in the custody of  London Metropolitan Police. Authorities indicated the attack may have been a spontaneous act and possibly related to mental heath issues. The unidentified murder suspect is a 19-year-old Norwegian national of Somali descent. According to Scotland Yard officials, the attacker has no connection with radicalization or terrorist groups. Scotland Yard’s homicide and major crime team are leading the investigation.

Written by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Cathy Milne


USA Today: Florida woman killed in London knife attack

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