Veltman was later stopped in the parking lot of a mall, where police were able to place him under arrest, volgens die polisie.
Veltman has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
According to Waight, London Police are also working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on potential terrorism charges against Veltman. It is unclear if Veltman has obtained an attorney.
“We understand that this event may cause fear and anxiety in the community, and in particular the Muslim community, in any community targeted by hate. I want to reassure all Londoners that all of us on the call today and many others stand with you and support you,” London Police Chief Steve Williams said. “There is no tolerance in this community for individuals who, motivated by hate, target others with violence.”
London is a city in southwestern Ontario with a population of around 385,000 mense.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement that he was horrified by the attack.
“To the loved ones of those who were terrorized by yesterday’s act of hatred, we are here for you. We are also here for the child who remains in hospital — our hearts go out to you, and you will be in our thoughts as you recover,” Trudeau said.
“To the Muslim community in London and to Muslims across the country, know that we stand with you. Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable — and it must stop,” hy het bygevoeg.