Merced, California – Yesterday’s multiple stabbing at the University of California at Merced was carried out by a freshman student named Faisal Mohammad, 18, from Santa Clara. He had just turned 18 in late October, and graduated from Wilcox High School in California in June of this year.
One hero of the stabbings in Merced
The first victim was a male student who struggled with Mohammad and was then stabbed. Fortunately for him, a construction worker, Byron Price was in the room next door and heard the commotion. He ran to intervene and was slashed in the waist. He was treated and released at a local hospital. Mr. Price actually drove himself to the hospital, where he received 9 stitches.
His intervention provided a distraction that saved the male student from worse injuries or even death, according to police. The Merced County Sheriff described his actions as “heroic.”
Mohammad then ran out of the building and stabbed another male student. Then he stabbed a female student advisor (twice) who was sitting on a bench outside.
Police chased him to a bridge across the campus, where he was shot and killed. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are involved in the investigation. Names of the victims have not been released, but all have non-life-threatening injuries.
What is the motive?
Police state they haven’t been able to determine a motive for the stabbings. Let us help with that.
How about terrorism as a motive? How about unreasoning hatred? Stabbing innocent people seems to be the go-to method for Islamists these days, just ask Israel.
— DANEgerus (@DANEgerus) November 5, 2015
Freshman Faisal Mohammad identified as man who went was ´smiling´ as he went on stabbing spree that injured four .. https://t.co/syiTN5bSFL
— Nachumlist.com (@Nachumlist) November 5, 2015
— Ari David (@AriDavidUSA) November 5, 2015