“There were people flying and everything. I’m shocked — I just see people flying.” – Witness
Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.
A 30-year-old suspect is in custody after running over a police officer, stabbing the officer numerous times, and deliberately targeting pedestrians while fleeing police.
An ISIS flag was found in a vehicle used by the attacker, and police are investigating the attack as an act of terrorism.
As reported by the Edmonton Journal, The attack began around 8:15 pm, when a man rammed a Chevy Malibu into a police officer, sending him 15 feet through the air. The attacker then stabbed the police officer multiple times with a knife.
The officer is said to be in “not critical condition,” giving him a good chance to pull through.
After the attack on the officer, police began a manhunt, and the suspect was pulled over while driving a U-Haul truck. After police asked for ID, the suspect fled, leading police on a high speed chase downtown. While fleeing police, the suspect “deliberately tried to hit pedestrians in crosswalks and alleys,” according to Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht.
One witness said, “There were people flying and everything. “I’m shocked — I just see people flying.”
Police were able to overturn the U-Haul, and take the 30-year-old suspect into custody. While searching the vehicle, police found an ISIS flag, making it very like the attack was Islamist terrorism.
Four pedestrians were reportedly hit by the terrorist and taken to hospital. As of yet, there is no word on their condition. The authorities are telling Edmonton residents to remain vigilant.
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