Springfield Man Facing Nine Charges After Threats at Mosque
West Springfield District – A 22-year-old man is facing five felony and four misdemeanor charges after being arrested at the Masjid Noor Mosque last night. Officers were called to the mosque, located at 8608 Pohick Road in Springfield, after Zulqarnain Khan was threatening to kill everyone he encountered and refusing to let people inside the mosque. He also rammed three parked cars with his own car, including one that was occupied, prompting calls to 911. No one was injured during the incident.
When an officer arrived, Khan sped towards the officer before jumping out of his car, blocking Pohick Road. He began cursing and screaming at the officer before he was taken into custody. Investigating officers learned that Khan arrived at the location and not only prevented people from entering the mosque, but also forced people to leave as he threatened them.
Khan was taken to the Adult Detention Center and charged with the following felonies: three counts of abduction, one count of attempted malicious wounding, and one count of destruction of property. In addition, he was charged with three counts of misdemeanor destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct. He is being held without bond.