Russell Square Stabbing: Zakaria Bulhan Charged With Murder Of US Tourist Darlene Horton And Five Attempted Murders

<strong>Police guard Russell Square following a knife attack</strong>
Police guard Russell Square following a knife attack
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Zakaria Bulhan, 19, has been charged with the murder of US tourist Darlene Horton and the attempted murder of five other people who were attacked with a knife in Russell Square on Wednesday night, Scotland Yard has said.

The stabbings began at around 10.30pm and a total of six people were stabbed.

Horton and her husband Richard Wagner were in London for a summer course and were due to return to the US the day after the fatal attack.

Florida State University, where Wagner is a psychology scholar, issued a statement saying: “There are no words to express our heartache over this terrible tragedy.”

<strong>Darlene Horton</strong>
Darlene Horton
Metropolitan Police

The five injured people were:

- A British man, who suffered a stab wound to his stomach

- An American man, who suffered a stab wound to his chest.

- An Australian woman, who suffered a stab wound to her back.

- An Australian woman, who suffered a stab wound to her chest.

- An Israeli woman, who suffered a stab wound to her bicep.

Bulhan will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

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