ABC's local affiliate in North Carolina reports that a Muslim student drove an SUV into a group of students gathered at a popular UNC-Chapel Hill campus spot on Friday. It was an intentional attack in retribution for the treatment of Muslims around the world, according to the statement given to police by the driver, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar. There were injuries but no deaths.
Taheri-azar, who is 22, was born in Iran but grew up near Charlotte. The news accounts do not indicate his citizenship status. He graduated from UNC in 2005 and currently lives in Chapel Hill. He called the incident in himself, and upon surrendering evidently baited police -- explaining he had acted to avenge Muslims and "If you want to know why I did it, go check my bed at my apartment." A search was conducted; no reports yet on whether anything of interest was found.
Pedestrians were evidently lucky that the jihadist was not a very competent driver. He told police he tried to rent the biggest SUV he could find to use in the attack, but he failed to kill anyone.