Virginia Man Threatened to Kill People at His Mosque: Police

A Virginia man was arrested Sunday after police say he threatened to kill people at his mosque and rammed into cars in the parking lot.

The suspect used Facebook Live to broadcast the barrage of threats. 

Fairfax County Police said 22-year-old Zulqarnain Khan threatened to kill everyone he encountered at the Masjid Noor Mosque on 8608 Pohick Road in Springfield. Khan prevented people from entering the mosque and threatened people as they left the mosque as well, police said.

Police said Khan rammed his car into three parked cars, one of which was occupied. The person inside the car that was rammed by Khan called 911, police said. Police said no one was injured.

Fairfax County police said when the responding officer arrived, Khan sped toward the officer before jumping out of his car and blocked the road. Khan cursed and screamed at the responding officer before he was taken into custody, police said.

Mosque members responded with compassion for Khan.

"He needs some help and we  are here to help him," a mosque trustee said. "Our job is to have love for them and sit down and chat with them."

Khan is being held in Fairfax, police said. He was charged with five felonies and four misdemeanor charges of abduction and destruction of property, among others, police said. He is being held without bond.

Mosque trustee Muhammad Ramzan Khan said Khan, to whom he said he had no relation, had a medical issue.

There's no indication he was carrying a weapon.

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