ISIS-linked Stabbing and Attempted Beheading Reported in Virginia

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Aug 23, 2016 10:35 AM
ISIS-linked Stabbing and Attempted Beheading Reported in Virginia
An alarming report out of Roanoke, Virginia suggests a man tied to ISIS stabbed and attempted to behead his victims over the weekend. The suspect, Wasil Farooqui, 20, reportedly yelled "Allah Akbar" when carrying out his attack. The details are chilling.

Farooqui allegedly attack a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, according to WDBJ-7. Both victims were seriously injured in the attack. Witnesses told authorities that Farooqi was yelling “Allah Akbar.”

Authorities believe that Farooqui may have been trying to behead the male victim, according to ABC News. Investigators said that there was no connection between Farooqui and the victims.

Farooqui is in custody at the Western Virginia Regional Jail as the FBI works with police in an investigation into the attack.

We will provide more information as the investigation gets underway.