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UK Court Detains Youth Over Stabbing Rampage

UK Court Detains Youth Over Stabbing RampageUK Court Detains Youth Over Stabbing Rampage

A 19-year-old Somali-Norwegian man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage in London's Russell Square was remanded into custody on Saturday after a court appearance in the British capital.

Zakaria Bulhan of London is accused of slaying 64-year-old American Darlene Horton, a retired teacher. Bulhan also faces five counts of attempted murder in the attack on two Australians, an Israeli, an American and a British citizen. The victims were named in court on Saturday for the first time, AP reported.

Bulhan, who moved from Norway to Britain as a child, mumbled his name, address and date of birth during the hearing on Saturday at Westminster Magistrates Court. When asked if he understood the charges, he gave a thumb's up gesture. He will appear at the Central London Criminal Court on Aug. 9.

Horton was visiting London with her husband, Florida State University psychology professor Richard Wagner, who had been teaching summer classes in London. The couple had been due to fly home the day after the Wednesday attack.

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