Two dead, five wounded in stabbing attack in Canada Quebec city – suspect arrested


Police in Quebec City early Sunday arrested a man on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage near the provincial legislature on Halloween. The suspect, a man in his mid-20s, was dressed in medieval garb.

The attacks occurred late Saturday in a neighborhood near the Quebec provincial Parliament building. The police said they began searching for a man suspected of carrying out the attacks, who was described as wearing medieval costume and carrying a sword, after receiving a call just before 10:30 p.m.

The provincial police earlier said they were looking for the man, and he was armed with a bladed weapon. Police then asked those in the area to remain indoors. Police said the suspect is in his mid-20s and confirmed two have died and five others are hurt. There was no word on a possible motive for the attacks.

The police said their initial investigation did not point to an act of terrorism. “Nothing indicates to us that the suspect would have acted with motivations other than personal,” the Quebec City police wrote on Twitter.


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