Suspect in deadly attack on Muslim family had no known ties to hate groups

Suspect in deadly attack on Muslim family had no known ties to hate groups


The 20-year-old man charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the pickup truck attack against a Muslim family in Canada was described as a “nice guy” by co-workers — and had no known ties to hate groups.

Nathaniel Veltman is accused of killing Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife, Madiha, 44, their daughter Yumna, 15, and Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother — and injuring the couple’s 9-year-old son, Fayez.

The suspect worked part-time at Gray Ridge Egg Farms, an egg-packing facility in Strathroy, Ontario, CTV News reported.

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In a statement, company CEO William Gray said management and staff “were shocked and saddened” to find out one of their workers had been charged in the attack.

“We join our community in expressing condemnation of this violent attack and offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family and the Muslim community,” Gray said in the statement.

Salman Afzaal, his wife, Madiha, their daughter, Yumna, and Afzaal’s 74-year-old mother were killed in the attack.Twitter Police investigate

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