A suspect accused of slashing another person’s throat on a bus in Surrey, British Columbia, on Saturday has been charged with terrorism for allegedly carrying out the attack in the name of the Islamic State.
Authorities say that Abdul Aziz Kawam, 27, was threatening someone at a bus stop with a knife, where he held it to their throat before the person eventually escaped. Kawam was then said to have boarded a bus and proceeded to get into an altercation with a passenger that resulted in Kawam slashing the victim’s throat. The victim survived with life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Kawam was arrested shortly after the attack and was charged with four counts of acting “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group,” as well as attempted murder, assault, and aggravated assault.