In the shocking scene, he approached an elderly man shortly after leaving a mosque in Birmingham, central England, and walked with him on the street for a few minutes before preparing to set him on fire.
Surveillance cameras on the street showed the moment the old man got out and walked up to his attacker, who threw a flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.
British authorities said a suspect had been arrested and counter-terrorism police were investigating the case, with the man suffering serious burns as a result of Monday evening’s attack.
West Midlands Police said the attack happened in the Edgbaston neighborhood shortly after 19:00 local and international time when the victim was left by the Dudley Road mosque when the attacker surprised him and doused him with a flammable liquid. That has yet to be determined, and fueled the fire, AFP reported.
The victim was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with severe facial injuries, but his injuries were not life-threatening, he said.
Police Superintendent Richard North said: “We are taking this case very seriously… we are not ruling out any possibility of the perpetrator’s motives and we are not making any assumptions at this stage.”
He said counter-terrorism police were investigating the case and the facts were reminiscent of another attack in London at the end of February.
Investigators are particularly interested in whether the attack is linked to the attack at the end of February in Ealing, west London, when an 82-year-old man was killed in front of a west London mosque. Center.
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