Man From UK Convicted in George Washington University Bathroom Hammer Attack

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Aug 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:50 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
NFL Tightens Security

Mohammed Niazi

advertisement
Photos and Videos

NFL Tightens Security

The NFL will be banning fans from bringing in most bags this season. They will limit fans to bring one certain types of bags, which include one small clutch styled purse, one gallon plastic storage bag, or a see through bag measuring 12 inches by 12 inches. The NFL decided on new security measures after the Boston bombing and hopes the new rules will make events safer.
More Photos and Videos

A jury convicted a man from the United Kingdom in a 2009 attack inside a George Washington University bathroom.

At 3 p.m. Oct. 9, 2009, 45-year-old Mohammed Niazi entered a second-floor bathroom in Duques Hall and began hitting a student in the back of the head with a hammer, according to evidence presented at the trial. As the student stumbled out of the bathroom bloodied, other students went to his aid and Niazi fled.

Detectives sent surveillance images out with a campus-wide email alert and were tipped to a nearby coffee shop where Niazi was seen before the attack.

Police were able to get his name from credit card records at the shop, but two days later, Niazi was on a plane to London.

Niazi finally returned to the U.S. to face charges after he was apprehended trying to travel through Panama April 4.

A jury found him guilty Thursday of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with significant bodily injury and carrying a dangerous weapon. He will be sentenced in October.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out