The suspect in the truck attack that killed four family members in London, Ontario has been charged with terrorism. Police said the attack was targetted against Muslims.
The 20-year-old was already facing four counts of first-degree and one count of attempted murder. The new charges were announced by prosecutors on Monday. The attempted murder charge is also being prosecuted as terrorism.
A family of five was out for an evening stroll when a pickup truck mounted the curb and ran into them. The driver sped off and was nabbed at a mall about seven kilometres from the collision scene.
46-year-old Salman Afzaal, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal, and Salman’s 74-year-old mother Talat Afzaal were killed. The couple’s nine-year-old son, Fayez Salman, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.
A funeral for the Afzaal family was held on Saturday.