Man Arrested In Edmonton Terror Attack

Man Arrested In Edmonton Terror Attack

Until the weekend attacks in Edmonton, the suspect had "no negative interactions of a criminal nature with police", Degrand said.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the suspect had an Islamic State flag in the auto that struck the officer.

Police said they were treating both the incidents as "acts of terror" and said that while they believed the attacker "acted alone" they were not ruling out that others may have been involved.

An individual got out of the vehicle and attacked the same policeman with a knife, who was hospitalized for life-threatening injuries.

Currently, it is believed four pedestrians were struck by the truck and transported to hospital with multiple injuries.

The 30-year-old man was detained after a high-speed chase through city streets filled with pedestrians.

"Our thoughts are with those injured, their family and friends, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

Police said the van intentionally swerved at pedestrians at crosswalks throughout the chase.

Although police would not name the suspect in Saturday's attack, sources confirmed Sharif's name to CTV News and the Globe and Mail.

In 2015, investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a note about a young man sharing extremist views.

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Najar, a resident of Sopore township, was considered to be one of the most dreaded terrorists in Kashmir in the recent times. He was accused of killing several security personnel and was also wanted for the bombing of mobile towers in the Valley.

An ISIS flag was displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle that crashed into the barricade.

At about 8:00 p.m. local time, someone drove a white Chevrolet Malibu into a police barricade outside Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Trudeau said the attack is an example of "the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against".

A few hours later, a rented U-Haul van was stopped at an impaired driving check stop north of the city in the province of Alberta.

Bar manager Austin Elgie also saw the van zoom by with police giving chase.

Sharif was on a "police watch list", but apparently he wasn't being watched closely enough.

An officer recognized the name on the driver's license as being similar to the Malibu's registered owner and began questioning him.

Edmonton's football team, the Edmonton Eskimos, were playing the night of the attacks.

"We can not - and will not - let violent extremism take root in our communities", Mr. Trudeau said.

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