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Search warrants show stabbing suspect admitted to hearing voices before random attack

Wasil Farooqui, 20
Wasil Farooqui, 20 (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Roanoke County police continue to investigate a stabbing attack. Court documents show Wasil Farooqui told police, at the hospital, he left his house to clear his head and brought a butcher knife with him.

Police searched the 20-year-old's parents home in Roanoke County, as well as a 2009 Toyota Corolla, according to search warrants.

Officers seized a laptop, cigarettes, a wood-handled pocket knife and notebooks, according to the warrants.

Police said witnesses told officers the suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar" which caused Roanoke County to contact the FBI. Officers said they believe the attack was an isolated case.

"We do not think that there is any danger to the community," said Assistant Chief Chuck Mason with the Roanoke County Police Department. "The individual who committed the attack or who believe committed the attack is incarcerated, no bond. We don't have any reason to believe at this time there is any other threat to the community associated with this."

NBC News reports its FBI sources do not believe this was a terror attack, rather authorities believe Farooqui is mentally disturbed.

He is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, has obtained a lawyer and is expected to be in court on October 20.

View the search documents.