Zakaria Bulhan Charged in London Murder of US Woman

Updated: August 7, 2016
Zakaria Bulhan Charged in London Murder of US Woman

Zakaria Bulhan charged in the Russell Square knife attack in which a US tourist was killed has been remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Zakaria Bulhan, a Norwegian man of Somali origin, was detained pending trial, charged with the murder of 64-year-old tourist Darlene Horton, the BBC said.

Bulhan was also charged with five counts of attempted murder.

Armed police were called late on Wednesday after a man began attacking people in London’s Russell Square, a park near the site of a 2005 suicide bombing. Police said there was no evidence Wednesday’s attack was terrorism-related.

A British man who was stabbed in the stomach suffered serious injuries, police said. Four others—an American man, a man and a woman from Australia and an Israeli woman—suffered stab wounds but were released from hospital.