Suspect in London attack against Muslim family to appear in court today

LONDON, Ont. – A man facing terrorism charges for allegedly killing a Muslim family in southwestern Ontario with his truck is set to appear in court today.

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, Ont., has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in an act that prosecutors say was an act of terrorism.

Police have said the attack on June 6 in London, Ont., was motivated by hate against the Islamic faith.

Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal were killed while out for an evening walk.

The couple’s nine-year-old son, Fayez, was seriously hurt.

Veltman has yet to retain a lawyer, but court heard he is in discussions with a law firm.