A family of four is feared dead after a truck driver run into them as confirmed by police in Canada who confirmed it was a direct attack on Muslims.
The young man was however arrested in the City of London at a shopping center on Sunday night after the incident.
Speaking on the crime was Ed Holder the Mayor of London who confirmed that it was indeed an attack on Muslims that revealed the underlying hate people have on Muslims.
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Among those who perished is a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old, 74-year-old man and 15-year-old girl. The fifth member of the family who survived the accident was a 9-year-old boy who is fighting for his life.
The suspect who has been identified as Nathaniel Veltman will now face four counts of first degree murder as the family of the deceased requested the police not to release their names.
Police also confirmed that the 20-year-old suspect did not know the family in any was and that he had a body armour with him at the time. They are now working to establish if he belongs to any hate group.
They are also looking into levelling terrorism charges against the suspect as they are confident that the attack was planned from the word go.
Authorities are sure that the incident has sent fear among other Muslims in the area who now think more attacks against them will happen.
Canada has generally been known to be a welcoming country to people of different faith but it was in 2017 when a Canadian man went of a shooting spree at Quebec city killing six people.