Faisal Mohammad
Faisal Mohammad stabbed four people in the attack on the University of California, Merced, in November

A student who stabbed four people at a California university was inspired by Islamic State (Isis), the FBI said. The agency said that Faisal Mohammad, 18, had probably been "self radicalised", and was not in direct contact with the terrorist group.

The FBI said that agents found Isis propaganda on Mohammad's computer after searching it, and also found documents written by Mohammad in which he planned the attack. Mohammad "had visited Isis and other extremist websites in the weeks prior to his attack".

Mohammed, who was born in the US to Pakistani parents, was shot dead by police officers when he carried out the attack in the University of California, Merced, on 4 November, 2015. He first stabbed two students with a hunting knife in a classroom, then a construction worker who tried to help them. He then ran outside and stabbed a university employee. All of the victims survived.

The attack came a month before husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot dead 14 people at a staff training event in San Bernardino, California. The attack was inspired by Isis, though the couple are not believed by investigators to have had direct contact with the group.