FBI: ISIS inspired student acted alone

Posted at 9:11 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 21:11:10-04

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities say a California university student who wounded four fellow students in a November campus stabbing was inspired by ISIS, but acted alone.

The FBI said Thursday that 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad may have become self-radicalized, drawing his inspiration from terrorist propaganda. A campus police officer shot and killed the University of California, Merced student the day of the attack.

Investigators say they found ISIS propaganda on his laptop, and evidence that he had visited the terrorist group's website.

The FBI says Mohammad planned the Nov. 4 attack at least one week before launching it.

Investigators say they found nothing to indicate he was working with anyone or directed by a terrorist group.