At least two are killed and five seriously injured after a man in "medieval clothing" and armed with a sword is on the brink of rampaging "prior to arrest" outside Parliament in Quebec City.
Two people were killed and five others seriously injured after a man dressed in "medieval clothing" and armed with a sword went on a rampage in Quebec City.
The attack occurred near the provincial parliament building in the capital of the French-speaking Canadian province late Saturday night and a suspect was arrested after a citywide manhunt.
At least two people died in the attack, police confirmed. Five others were taken to nearby hospitals in severe condition.
A terrorist attack has not been ruled out, but authorities could not immediately confirm that the knife wounds have been linked to a number of Islamist extremist terrorist attacks in France in recent weeks, including a horror knife attack on a church in Nice.
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The attack occurred late Saturday evening near the provincial parliament building (above) in the capital of the French-speaking Canadian province
Quebec City Police are seen during a manhunt for the stabbing attacker. According to preliminary information, the attacker was dressed in medieval clothing
The police were setting up a command post when a journalist came by. A suspect was arrested at around 1am in the Espace 400e industrial park in the Old Port over an hour after the attack
A suspect was arrested at around 1am in the Espace 400e industrial estate in the Old Port over an hour after the attack.
The suspect is described by police as a man in his twenties. Police have officially identified the suspect but have not yet released his identity to the public.
The suspect was hospitalized after being detained, police said. The arrest was made about a mile from the parliament building where the attack took place.
During the manhunt, the police urgently warned people in the area and asked them to stay inside.
After the attack, a strong police presence can be observed in front of the provincial parliament
Officers armed with long guns search for the suspect during an hour-long manhunt
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Avoid the Parliament Hill area. The suspect has still not been found. For citizens of the whole city: You are asked to stay inside, "said the police in a tweet shortly before midnight.
"According to our preliminary information, the suspect is dressed in medieval clothing," said police.
After the arrest, police tweeted, "We are still asking Quebec City residents to stay inside with the doors locked pending an investigation."
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