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FBI: IS Group Inspired California Student in Stabbings - ABC News

Washington PostFBI: IS Group Inspired California Student in StabbingsABC NewsA California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer was inspired by the Islamic State group but acted alone, the FBI said. Faisal Mohammad, 18, appears to have ...UC Merced attacker was inspired by Islamic State and likely 'self-radicalized,' FBI saysLos Angeles Timesall 254 news articles »

A California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer was inspired by the Islamic State group but acted alone, the FBI said.

Faisal Mohammad, 18, appears to have become self-radicalized, drawing motivation from terrorist propaganda that he found online before launching the Nov. 4 attack at the University of California, Merced, authorities said Thursday.

"Every indication is that Mohammad acted on his own," Gina Swankie, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Sacramento field office, said in a statement. "It may never be possible to definitively determine why he chose to attack people on the U.C. Merced Campus."

The knife attack happened a month before a gun-wielding husband-and-wife team in San Bernardino killed 14 people and wounded 21 others at a workplace holiday party. In that case, too, investigators said they were influenced by the Islamic State group, but not directly connected to it. Like Mohammad, they

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