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Suspect Arrested In Case Of U.S. Teacher Stabbed In Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall

Footage showed a robed suspect, dubbed as "Reem Island Ghost," escaping from the mall after allegedly killing the U.S. Ibolya Ryan in the restroom.

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Updated - December 5, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Abu Dhabi police released the name of the woman suspected of killing Ibolya Ryan in a shopping mall, according to ABC News. The suspect, 38-year-old Dalal al Hashemi is an UAE citizen of Yemeni origin. She was arrested in connection to Ryan's murder and is accused of planting a bomb in front of an Egyptian-American doctor's home.

Police said they do not believe Hashemi was acting alone. Other people were arrested at the woman's house, thought their connection to the attack is not yet known, according to ABC News.

Footage released by the Abu Dhabi police showed armed officers entering the suspect's house and arresting her.

The police video showed suspicious equipment found inside the suspect's car. The car's number plate was hidden by a national flag and its steering wheel was tainted with what appears to be blood.

The bomb was dismantled by police after it was discovered by one of the doctor's sons.

BuzzFeed News' original story on the killing of Ryan follows below.

The Abu Dhabi police on Wednesday released footage of a robed figure suspected of killing an American teacher in the bathroom of an Abu Dhabi Mall.

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The woman was rushed to a hospital but succumbed to her wounds, Abu Dhabi police said. The suspect is on the run, and police are investigating the suspect's motive and identity.

Police are also caring for the victim's twins, the head of Abu Dhabi's Criminal Investigation Department said.

While the alert stated that the Mission was unaware of "specific, credible threats," against teachers, it warned U.S. citizens to remain vigilant about their personal security.

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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