• Suspect unknown and at large.

Local police from Abu Dhabi have confirmed that an American school teacher was stabbed to death in a public restroom at a mall. The suspect was reportedly wearing the traditional black robe, full-face veil and gloves commonly worn by local women throughout the Arab Gulf region. The Abu Dhabi Interior Ministry noted that the victim was stabbed Monday with a sharp tool that has since been recovered by police. The teacher’s identity has not yet been revealed but according to police the woman was 37 years old. She is also the mother of twins who are now awaiting their father in the custody of lawmen.

Col. Rashid Borshid, head of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the attacker remains at large. He said police are investigating possible motives and the gender of the attacker. The senior officer said a fight broke out between the victim and the attacker in the women’s restroom just before the stabbing, which took place on the upscale Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. “The Abu Dhabi Police will spare no effort in order to unveil this heinous crime and bring the culprit to justice,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.

The U.S. Embassy in the United Arab Emirates has been apprised of the incident and have pledged support to the investigation by offering all possible consular services. The United Arab Emirates prides itself on being one of the calmest countries in the Middle Eastern region. It is part of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against Islamic State group fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Extracted and modified from Yahoo News


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