Posted by Curt on 1 October, 2017 at 9:07 am. 2 comments already!


Tyler Durden:

In an incident that’s being investigated as a possible “act of terrorism”, an unnamed suspect stabbed an Edmonton police constable late Saturday night before trying to ram a truck into a crowd of pedestrians while being chased by police through downtown Edmonton Saturday night, according to the Globe and Mail.

Ultimately, four pedestrians and the officer were injured when the U-Haul truck being driven by the suspect struck them before speeding away down Jasper Avenue, Edmonton police chief Rod Knetch told reporters. The officer is not in critical condition. Knetch could not provide more details about the condition of the pedestrians. The suspect is in custody and appears to have acted alone, the police chief said.

Knetch said an Islamic State flag was found inside the suspect’s vehicle, had been seized and was part of the investigation, which now involves the the RCMP-led counterterrorism unit the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team. Knecht said the incidents are being investigated “as an act of terror” and that the attacker acted alone.

The incident happened at 8:15 pm local time near Commonwealth Stadium, when the suspect slammed his Chevy Malibu into a police barricade outside an Edmonton Eskimos-Blue Bombers game, throwing an officer 15 feet into the air. The game was designated military appreciation night.

The driver got out of the Malibu holding a knife and stabbed the officer several times, Knetch said.

The suspect then fled on foot, and, after searching the Malibu, police found identification papers for the suspect – a man in his 30s. Later Saturday night, a police officer stopped a white U-Haul truck at a police checkpoint while the manhunt was still happening, and recognized that the driver’s ID bore the same name as the suspect.

The U-Haul driver sped off, leading police on a high-speed chase through downtown Edmonton, which was packed with crowds enjoying a Saturday night on the town. During the chase, the suspect tried to hit pedestrians as he passed by crosswalks and alleyways, before swerving into Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton where the truck overturned, and skidded into four people.

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