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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 3 March 2021

Quebec stabbings: man arrested for killing two and wounding five

Suspected knife attacker was reportedly dressed in medieval costume

The Parliament Building of Quebec City, Canada. Police set up a cordon around the parliament after a mass stabbing near Parliament Hill. Getty
The Parliament Building of Quebec City, Canada. Police set up a cordon around the parliament after a mass stabbing near Parliament Hill. Getty

A man has been arrested in Quebec City on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage near the provincial legislature on Halloween, police said early on Sunday.

They say the man is in his mid-twenties and was taken to hospital for evaluation.

Police had earlier warned residents to remain indoors as they hunted for a man dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a bladed weapon who had left several victims.

Spokesman Etienne Doyon said police were first notified of the stabbings near the National Assembly shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday.

The five injured victims were taken to a hospital, and a spokeswoman said their lives did not appear to be in danger.

Police asked area residents to remain indoors as their investigation was ongoing.

The warning remained in place despite the arrest.

There’s no word on a possible motive for the attacks.

Updated: November 1, 2020 03:37 PM

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