Two-Page Handwritten Manifesto Found on Body of UC Merced Attacker

Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, November 5, 2015

The man who went on a stabbing rampage Wednesday at the University of California, Merced, praised Allah in a two-page manifesto recovered from his body, the Merced County Sheriff said Thursday.

Sheriff Verne Warnke said the document was recovered from his pocket by the coroner as an autopsy was being performed on the body of Faisal Mohammad. The 18-year-old student stabbed four on the university campus before authorities shot and killed him, police said.

Faisal Mohammad

Faisal Mohammad

Warnke said the document indicated Mohammad was upset after being kicked out of a study group. His manifesto included a “detailed list” of targets and plans to tie students to desks in an effort to lure police into the room. From there, the computer science and engineering student wanted to take the officer’s gun and shoot people.

The manifesto indicated Mohammad “intended to kill a lot of people,” authorities said, according to the Merced Sun-Star. {snip}

The document also included several references to Allah, the sheriff said. Warnke, however, stressed that there was “still nothing to indicate” Mohammad’s Muslim religion had anything to do with his motive. {snip}

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Construction worker Bryon Price, hailed as a hero for preventing others form being injured in the attack, said that Mohammad “had a smile on his face” like he “was having fun” as he swung his 10-inch knife.

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