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Wife of FSU professor killed in London stabbing spree

Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 05:20:11-04

(WPTV, AP) The wife of a Florida State University professor has been identified as the fatal victim of a mass knife attack in London.

Richard Wagner, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and his wife were in London where he taught in the summer session, according to the university.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports Darlene Horton was one of the six people attacked in Russell Square. She died at the scene.

The five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None has life-threatening injuries.

“There are no words to express our heartache over this terrible tragedy,” FSU President John Thrasher said in a statement. “We are shocked that such senseless violence has touched our own FSU family, and we will do all we can to assist Professor Wagner and his loved ones, as well as his friends and colleagues in the Psychology department, as they mourn.”

Gov. Scott also expressed his condolences in a tweet, saying he was "extremely saddened" to hear about Horton's death. 

British police say the stabbing suspect was a Norwegian of Somali origin, but they have found no signs of radicalization.
  
Asst. Commissioner Mark Rowley says the investigation "increasingly points to mental health issues" as lying behind the rampage.