Abu Dhabi Police Seek Help Finding U.S. Teacher’s Killer

Abu Dhabi police posted a video showing the suspected killer of an American schoolteacher, and appealed for help to identify the perpetrator, as the U.S. embassy in the city issued a security warning.

The video showed a suspect, whose face is concealed by a black scarf, entering and then leaving a shopping mall in the United Arab Emirates capital where the stabbing occurred on Dec. 1. The Interior Ministry asked members of the public to come forward with any information.

The U.S. embassy in the U.A.E. said on its website yesterday that there was no further information about “the nature of this crime.” It urged U.S. citizens to follow security procedures including avoiding crowds and identifying safe areas.

The U.A.E. is among the Gulf Arab nations to join the U.S.- led coalition against Islamic State, the jihadist group that has seized parts of Iraq and Syria. Militant leaders have responded to the campaign by urging supporters to target citizens of the U.S. and its allies.

Recent attacks on individuals in the region include the shooting of a Danish citizen in the Saudi capital Riyadh last month, for which Islamic State supporters claimed responsibility, and the killing of an American in the same city in October in what authorities said was a work-related dispute.

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