British authorities said, earlier on Thursday, that they had charged a man with stabbing a Conservative MP who was killed while meeting voters in a church hall last week.
Authorities say the 25-year-old British man of Somali descent, Ali Harbi Ali, is charged with the murder David Amis.
The Royal Public Prosecution said it would “present to the court that this murder has a terrorist connection, that is, it has religious and ideological motives,” according to the Associated Press.
According to Reuters, he was charged Ali Harbi Ali By killing and preparing for terrorist acts.
“We will tell the court that this murder has a terrorist connection, specifically religious and ideological motives,” said Nick Price, head of the Special Crimes and Counter-Terrorism Division at the Crown Prosecution Service.
“He was also accused of preparing terrorist acts. This comes after a review of the evidence collected by the Metropolitan Police in their investigation.”
Matt Jukes, Assistant Commissioner London Police For specialized operations, the accusations came after extensive work by investigators.
“There is a lot of speculation in the media regarding the background, history and motives of the man who is currently accused,” he added, according to Reuters.