UAE woman arrested for killing American teacher in Abu Dhabi

(CNN)An Emirati woman arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing a U.S. teacher in a bathroom at a United Arab Emirates mall is also accused of placing a handmade bomb in front of an American doctor’s house, the country’s interior minister said Thursday.

Police arrested the woman, identified only as in 30s and a UAE national, Interior Minister Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said.

More details about the arrest weren’t immediately available.

Police said a veiled woman stabbed American schoolteacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, during a fight in a restroom at the high-end Boutik Mall on Reem Island on Monday.



Good. Glad. When I first saw this story I was nervous that it’d be difficult to locate a suspect in this case. It’s always tough when the entire female population covers their bodies head to toe in black.  It comes as no surprise that this woman was also targeting an American doctor.

The good news here is that the UAE is UNBELIEVABLY harsh on crime. When The Design Team and I were there last November, I was paranoid about swimming in the Persian Gulf because I didn’t want to leave our belongings alone on the beach. I soon learned that if you are caught stealing in the UAE, they’ll chop your hands off.

I then was no longer afraid to leave our belongings alone on the beach.

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