FBI: UC Merced Stabber was Likely Self-Radicalized

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The man who carried out a knife attack on the UC Merced campus in November may have been self-radicalized, according to the FBI.

Faisal Mohammad, 18, was shot and killed Nov. 4 by campus police. Four people were hurt in the attack, but none died.

Investigators say Mohammad’s laptop had pro-ISIS propaganda on it, and his browser history included visits to extremist websites. According to the FBI, there is no information indicating Mohammad was told to carry out the attack.

Mohammad acted alone, detectives said.

The day after the attack, UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland said “personal animosities,” not politics, motivated the attack.

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