The man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a Muslim family in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack” was reportedly wearing body armor and laughed as police arrested him.
A taxi driver who witnessed Nathaniel Veltman’s arrest after the horrific attack said he was on a break about 9 p.m. Sunday when he noticed a bloodied vehicle pull up behind him outside the Cherryhill Village Mall, the London Free Press of Canada reported.
The pickup driver allegedly told the cabbie to call the cops, saying he’d just killed someone.
Yellow Taxi London president Hassan Savehilaghi spoke to the news outlet for the cabbie, who was too distraught to discuss the incident publicly.
“It was damaged with blood,” Savehilaghi said of the pickup’s front end, adding that his driver thought the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run and called 911.
The alleged attacker was wearing what appeared to be a bulletproof vest, a military-style helmet