Canada: 2 killed, multiple injured; police arrest suspect
Canada: Quebec City police arrest suspect after stabbings leave 2 dead
Two people died and many more were injured after a knifeman went on a stabbing spree in Canada’s Quebec on Halloween. The suspect in his mid-20s was dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a bladed weapon. The incident happened in the area of Parliament Hill in Quebec. The suspect was later arrested near the city’s Old Port.
#BREAKING: Two people confirmed dead in a stabbing attack at Quebec City near the provincial parliament. Attack carried out by man dressed in medieval clothing as Samurai, who has now been arrested. Quebec is a predominantly French speaking city of Canada. pic.twitter.com/KtweYhX4Bb
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Quebec police said security has been beefed up in the area and emergency services were rushed to the scene of the incident.
“Shortly before 1 am, the SPVQ (Quebec city police force) arrested a suspect. They have asked residents of the city to stay inside with the doors locked because an “investigation is still ongoing.”
Spokesperson Étienne Doyon said the suspect is in his mid-20s. He said the five victims have been transported to a local hospital, with varying levels of injury.
Police in Quebec City has arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage near the provincial legislature on Halloween. The suspect has been taken to hospital.
The local administration is yet to make any official announcement on their conditions.