On Saturday, a car crashed into a police barricade near the Commonwealth Stadium, after which the driver approached a policeman and stabbed him several times. He fled the scene on foot, prompting a large-scale manhunt in the city.
At midnight police managed to find the suspect in a van trying to escape. During the pursuit, the suspect deliberately hit four pedestrians until the van flipped. The attacker was taken into custody.
The local police services confirmed there was a Daesh flag in the attacker's car.
Police confirm an ISIS flag was found in the car that struck the police officer in #edmonton— Leo Lord-Jones (@leolordjones) 1 октября 2017 г.
— Kim Smith (@Kim_SmithTV) 1 октября 2017 г.
As Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht stated, the law enforcement services are currently conducting an antiterrorist investigation.
"Based on evidence at the scenes and the actions of the suspect, at 00:38 a.m. [06:38 GMT] today it was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism," Knecht said at a press conference.