Man charged with murder after London knife attack

Man charged with murder after London knife attack

A 19-year-old man appeared in court charged with the murder of a U.S. woman during a knife attack in central London this week that left five others wounded, British media reported.

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

Bulhan was also charged with five counts of attempted murder.

Armed police were called late on Wednesday (July 4) 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.