Mosque incident in Springfield lands man in jail

A 22-year man is in the Fairfax County jail following a disruption at the Masjid Noor mosque in Springfield Sunday night.

Police say Zulqarnain Kahn was threatening to kill people at the mosque at 8608 Pohick Road, refusing to allow people to enter or leave the building, and that he had rammed his car into three parked cars.

When officers arrived they say Khan sped towards them, jumped from his car and blocked Pohick Road.  No one was hurt.

Khan is now facing five felony and four misdemeanor charges: three counts of abduction, one count of attempted malicious wounding, one count of destruction of property, three counts of misdemeanor destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct.  He is being held without bond.

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