Police searching for man after Canada attack

Police searching for suspect after officer injured in altercation near Eskimos gameMore

Police searching for suspect after officer injured in altercation near Eskimos gameMore

A 30-year-old Canadian is in custody after a police officer was hit by a auto then "viciously stabbed" and hours later four pedestrians were "deliberately struck" by a fleeing U-Haul truck Saturday night in Edmonton, Alberta, according to the Edmonton Police Service.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht told reporters that the suspect was in custody and they think he acted alone, but they aren't ruling out the possibility that others were involved.

While the policeman did not have any life-threatening injuries, the condition of the pedestrians was not known, said the BBC, citing police.

The U Haul truck eventually flipped over, and the driver was taken into police custody.

"We are urging all Edmontonians to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings", Knecht said.

Outside, a vehicle suddenly ran into a barricade of police, striking a police officer who was conducting routine checks.

The officer and the other victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, police in the western Canadian city said on Saturday night.

"To the best of our knowledge, this was a lone wolf attack", Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said. The officer is sent flying in the air while the Malibu crashes into the police vehicle.

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Later in the evening, a man was pulled over in a U-Haul truck at a police checkpoint, and he fled in his truck when an officer noticed the name on his license was similar to that of the owner of the Malibu.

Police did not release the man's name but said he was known to them.

The 30-year-old suspect then exited the vehicle, a white Chevrolet Malibu, and used a knife to stab the officer, police said. The driver then got out and stabbed a police officer before running away.

In August 2016, Canadian police raided an Ontario home and killed Aaron Driver, who they said was an Islamic State supporter preparing an attack on a Canadian city with a homemade bomb.

Edmonton has been hit by a terrorist attack.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said federal authorities were working with local police.

"We can not - and will not - let violent extremism take root in our communities", he added. In 2014, a man killed a soldier in Ottawa and stormed the parliament building with a rifle before he was shot.

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