UAE police arrest woman on suspicion of killing US teacher, trying to bomb another US expat

A person (right), dressed in a black robe and suspected in the killing of a US woman at a shopping mall at Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi is seen in this still image taken from a monitoring camera footage provided by Abu Dhabi Police on Dec 3, 2014. --
A person (right), dressed in a black robe and suspected in the killing of a US woman at a shopping mall at Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi is seen in this still image taken from a monitoring camera footage provided by Abu Dhabi Police on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - United Arab Emirates (UAE) police have arrested a UAE woman suspected of killing of an American teacher found stabbed to death in a toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, police said on Thursday.

The suspect later attempted to place a makeshift bomb outside the home of an American expatriate living in the UAE, Colonel Rashid Borshid of the Abu Dhabi police's Criminal Investigation Department told a news conference.

The bomb was dismantled and no one was hurt, he said.

When asked if the police considered this sequence of events to be a terrorist attack, "This is under investigation now, and I cannot say yes or no now."