Cal-Merced Campus Attack ISIS-Inspired

A student at the University of California who stabbed four people on the Merced campus in November was radicalized by terrorist propaganda from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the FBI said. Every victim involved survived the attack. Faisal Mohammad, an 18-year-old American, fled before police fatally shot him following the stabbings. Mohammad’s laptop had “pro-ISIL propaganda,” and he “had visited ISIS and other extremist websites in the weeks prior to his attack,” according to a Bureau report, which described him as “self-radicalized.” He was allegedly preparing for the attack at least a week before he carried it out. The freshman from Santa Clara was also carrying a backpack that contained details of his “intentions to include taking hostages and killing students and police officers,” FBI officials said. On his body, he had a copy of an ISIS flag.