This is the first picture of the terror attack suspect held in connection with a stabbing in Stanwell.
Vincent Fuller, 50, was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offences.
The arrest came after reports a man was rampaging down a street in the Surrey town with a baseball bat and a knife at roughly 10.30 pm.
Locals said they heard a man shouting “kill Muslims” and “white supremacy” before stabbing a 19-year-old in a nearby Tesco car park shortly after 11pm.
Terror cops today said the victim was from southern Europe and that they believed his ethnicity was a motivation for the attack.
He was released from hospital yesterday after having an operation on his badly injured hands, police said.
Police believe he was attacked in a Tesco car park a short walk from Fuller’s house, before the teen stumbled into a nearby McDonald’s and was taken to hospital by ambulance.
According to eye witnesses a man walked into the Tesco car park and began ‘shouting abuse’, before setting his sights on the teen and slashing at his neck and hands as the victim he sat in a car.
Melissa Watkins said: “Myself, my partner and my friends went into Ashford Tesco’s to pick someone up. A man approached me and my friends and stabbed him.
“We went to McDonald’s to get away from the scene and make sure he was safe. My friend is now at the hospital and is safe.
“He is not in a critical condition but has a severe gash on his palm where he defended his neck. Everyone is now safe and home.”
While Charlie-Jane McGrath said: “My partner told me that the man went up to the boy’s car and said ‘do you wanna die’ whilst twiddling the knife in his hand.
“The boy tried putting his window up and he cut his neck and his hand – they drove over to McDonald’s to be safe until police came.”
Counter terror police continued to probe the circumstances around the stabbing – and insisted it still had the “hallmarks of a terrorist event”.
They said the alleged victim was “southern European” and that he “may have been targeted due to his ethnic appearance”.
Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses and to anybody with footage of the attack.
Detective Superintendent Nigel Doak, from Counter Terrorism Policing South East, said: “Whilst this investigation remains in the early stages, it has continued to show the hallmarks of a terrorist event.
“It is believed that the offender made racial comments and statements, promoting extreme far right views before carrying out the attack.
“We are continuing to work closely with our colleagues in Surrey Police to build a better picture of what happened and to provide reassurance to the community. We believe the victim, a 19-year-old Southern European man, may have been targeted due to his ethnic appearance.
“Extreme right wing investigations are pursued by our officers with the same level of resource and determination as other forms of extremist ideology.
Magistrates granted officers permission under terrorism laws to detain the suspect until Saturday.