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Police Charge Teen with Murder of Tourist in London

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | August 06, 2016

Police Charge Teen with Murder of Tourist in London

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A teenager has been charged with the murder of an American tourist in London, ABC News reported. 

Police charged 19-year-old Zakaria Bulhan on Friday with the murder of Darlene Horton, who was visiting London with her husband, ABC said. Five other people were injured during the incident, and Bulhan was charged with five counts of attempted murder.

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Horton and her husband, Florida State University professor Richard Wagner, were in town for a summer session he was teaching, an FSU spokesperson told ABC.

Horton, 64, was attacked with a knife on Wednesday in Russell Square, according to ABC.

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Metropolitan Police Asst. Commissioner Mark Rowley told ABC that investigators believed the attacks were “spontaneous" and the victims were "selected at random."

FSU President John Thrasher offered his condolences in a statement obtained by ABC, saying, "We are shocked that such senseless violence has touched our own FSU family, and we will do all we can to assist Professor Wagner and his loved ones, as well as his friends and colleagues in the Psychology department, as they mourn."

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