The man was accused of plowing a pickup truck into a Muslim family. which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called The “terrorist attack” reportedly wore armor and laughed as police arrested him.
A taxi driver who saw Nathaniel’s arrest After the horrific attack, Weltman said he was taking a break around 9pm on Sunday. When he noticed a blood-stained car parked behind him outside Cherryhill Village Mall London, the Free Press of Canada reported.
The pickup driver allegedly told the taxi driver to call the police, saying he had just killed someone.
Hassan Savehilaghi, president of Yellow Taxi London, spoke to the taxi driver̵7;s news agency. who was too discouraged to discuss the incident in public.
“It was blood damaged,” Savehilaghi said of the front of the pickup. And added that his driver thought the car was involved in a hit-and-run and called 911.
The accused wore a suit that looked like a bulletproof vest. military helmet and clothes that may have swastika markings obscured, Savehilaghi said the taxi driver told him.
Police confirmed the driver was wearing armor. But a spokesperson declined to say if he also wore a swastika, the Free Press reported.
“When they took him out of the car He laughed,” Savehilaghi said, adding that Veltman allegedly asked the taxi driver to record his arrest.
“He’s so traumatized, it’s scary, you’re alone,” Savehilaghi told the Free Press.
Veltman, 20, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the death of Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife, Madiha, 44, daughter Yumna, 15, and Afzaal’s mother, 74.
The couple’s 9-year-old son Fayez was injured in the massacre.
The suspect, a part-time egg-packing factory worker, was described by a colleague as a “good guy.”
He also didn’t know his ties to the hate groups — and a friend insisted he wasn’t an Islamophob.
“Nate is not a violent person. He wasn’t anything like that. He is not an islamophob. That’s not this kid,” a friend from the Middle East told the London Free Press of Canada.
a friend who does not want to reveal himself He added that he had never heard Veltman say anything bad about the Middle East or Muslims.
“Nate was a very close friend and never said anything bad about me,” he said.
Another friend told the Free Press that Veltman “never said anything hateful” about any group.
“He was a Christian and had a good relationship with God … He was always quite calm with others,” said the man, who also did not want to be named.
One of the two friends who is also a colleague. It said three days before the attack, Veltman had trouble steering his new truck.
“I actually drove with him on Thursday,” he said, adding that on Friday Veltman asked him to finish the work because a family member had died.
The Free Press cited obituaries from a funeral home confirming the death of a 101-year-old woman with multiple grandchildren named Veltman on Friday.
Such information indicates that Nathaniel Weltman is one of 21 great-grandchildren.
“Looks like they broke up on Friday. That was the last time I saw him,” the friend said.