Police officer stabbed in Canada terror attack

Police officer stabbed in Canada terror attack

Police officer stabbed in Canada terror attack

The auto struck a police officer standing in front of his patrol vehicle, "sending him flying 3m through the air".

He confirmed that a Daesh flag had been seized from the vehicle connected with the attack on the police officer. Police had set up the roadblock near Commonwealth Stadium for an Edmonton Eskimos football game.

Knecht said the officer was standing behind a barricade when a Chevrolet Malibu crashed into it and hit the officer. A vehicle rammed into a traffic control barricade and sent an officer flying into the air.

A suspected terrorist mowed down a crowd of people with a U-Haul truck and stabbed a police officer while fleeing the scene on foot in Edmonton, Canada.

The first incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Mountain Time. The officer noticed the driver's name was "very similar" to that of the Malibu's registered owner.

The suspect peeled out with dozens of police cars in pursuit. Currently, it is believed four pedestrians were struck by the truck and transported to the hospital with multiple injuries. There is no information on their condition.

The EPS and the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) are now investigating the incidents as an Act of Terrorism under Section.

- Just before midnight a U-Haul truck was pulled over at a police stop on the city's east side.

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After that, Elgie said he still had a bar to run that was full of people. "I'm shocked - I just see people flying".

She said guests heard loud bangs like gunshots.

At that point, the suspect "fled on foot", and a few hours later, he barreled down a nearby street in a U-Haul truck. "We have to show that's not going to happen, not in Edmonton", said group spokesman Aurangzeb Qureshi. Witnesses say he was still breathing when paramedics came to take him away. But the man in the truck then took off toward downtown Edmonton, according to the police account.

"Holy shit, this is too fast", he thought as he watched vehicles driving west on Jasper Avenue.

While being chased, the suspect tried to hit pedestrians as he passed by crosswalks and alleyways, Knetch said. Then he says he heard what he believed was a gunshot.

Mr Knecht said they did not call off the chase of the van due to the seriousness of the crime.

A suspect, aged around 30, has been arrested and the authorities believe he acted alone.

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