Canadian Cop Stabbed In Terror Attack
A police officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada.
The officer was reportedly hit and thrown 15 feet into the air when a white Chevy Malibu slammed into a police roadblock at 8.15pm local time.
He then jumped out of the car and stabbed the cop “several times” and fled on foot as a dramatic manhunt was launched.
Almost two hours later, at approximately 11:30pm local time, a white U-Haul van was stopped at a police checkpoint while the manhunt was still underway. The officer recognized the name on the driver’s ID as matching that of the owner of the SUV used in the attack.
The suspect then drove off at speed and rammed through the police checkpoint, triggering a high-speed chase through the downtown area, packed with Saturday night crowds.
He then ploughed into four pedestrians leaving them with multiple injuries before he was arrested after flipping the van on to its side.
Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the incidents are being investigated “as an act of terror” and that the attacker acted alone.
The rented van had an ISIS flag in the front seat.
The stabbed cop had been working routine traffic control near Commonwealth Stadium as thousands gathered to watch a Canadian Football League game.
The officer is reportedly in stable condition.
“We’ll never let terrorism win,” Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said in a statement on Sunday.
“The Government of Canada and Canadians stand with the people of Edmonton after the terrorist attack on Saturday that sent an Edmonton Police Service officer to hospital and injured a number of innocent people who were out to cheer on their football team and to enjoy an evening in their city. I am deeply concerned and outraged by this tragedy,” Trudeau said.