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American Killed in London Attack ID'd as Wife of FSU Professor

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    (Inset) Darlene Horton, 64. Police officers and cleaners tend to the scene of a knife attack in Russell Square on August 4, 2016 in London, England. Six people were attacked by a 19-year-old man with a knife at 10.30 p.m. in Russell Square, London, Wednesday night.

    The American woman who was fatally stabbed in an attack in London Wednesday was the wife of a Florida State University professor, school officials and Florida's governor confirmed Thursday.

    Darlene Horton, 64, wife of FSU psychology professor Richard Wagner was killed when a Somali-Norwegian teen went on a knife rampage through Russell Square. Five others were injured, including an American, Metropolitan Police said Thursday.  Top News Photos: Candlelight Memorial ServiceTop News Photos: Candlelight Memorial Service

    Wagner and his wife were in London while he taught in the summer session at FSU's London Study Program. The school said classes had ended and students enrolled in the program had left for the summer. The couple planned to return to Tallahassee on Thursday, university officials said. 

    "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."

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott also confirmed Horton's death Thursday, tweeting condolences to her family and loved ones.

    The 19-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, was subdued by police and arrested at the scene of the stabbings late Wednesday. He remains in custody, Metropolitan Police said.