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Sword-wielding Attacker Who Killed 2 in Canada Not Associated with A Terrorist Group, Say Police

A police truck is parked near the National Assembly of Quebec early on Sunday after two people were killed by a sword-wielding suspect dressed in medieval clothing. (AFP)

A police truck is parked near the National Assembly of Quebec early on Sunday after two people were killed by a sword-wielding suspect dressed in medieval clothing. (AFP)

The suspect was arrested early Sunday after a manhunt through the streets of Old Quebec.

The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval clothing who killed two people and injured five others on Saturday night in Quebec was not "associated with a terrorist group," Canadian police said Sunday.

"Yesterday evening we were plunged into a night of horror when a 24-year-old man, who does not live in Quebec, came with the intention of claiming as many victims as possible," Quebec City police chief Robert Pigeon told reporters.

"Everything leads us to believe" that the suspect, who was armed with a Japanese sword, "chose his victims at random," Pigeon added.

The suspect was arrested early Sunday after a manhunt through the streets of Old Quebec.

first published:November 01, 2020, 21:26 IST