In the aftermath of Sunday’s terror attack in a Quebec City, Canada, mosque, a suspect is in custody.
According to law enforcement, the only suspect has been identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a college student at Laval University.
The media had originally thought two suspects were arrested by authorities, but the second of the two men seen handcuffed was a witness.
The witness, Mohamed el Khadir, was released shortly after police detained him.
According to law enforcement and the Associated Press, one of the men turned himself in, calling 9-11 just 20 minutes after the attack. The man gave police his location in d’Orleans.
It remains unclear which of the two men turned himself in.
Witnesses have told local media that the gunman shouted “Allahu akbar!” before opening fire at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre late Sunday night. The attack took place in the male-only section of the mosque.
According to police, six men are dead, five people are in critical condition, 12 others suffered minor injuries.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately condemned the attack, calling it a terrorist attack. The attacker’s motive remains unclear.
According to Trudeau’s office, President Donald Trump offered his condolences on behalf of the American people and offered to provide any assistance needed.
H/T: Fox News
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