Five injured in 'acts of terrorism' in Edmonton, Canada

Five injured in 'acts of terrorism' in Edmonton, Canada

Five injured in 'acts of terrorism' in Edmonton, Canada

Canadian police have detained a thirty-year-old man in connection with vehicular and stabbing attacks in the city of Edmonton.

Canadian police have confirmed they are investigating possible acts of terrorism after multiple incidents in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday night.

A suspect has been arrested, and the police believe he acted alone, but authorities do not exclude that other individuals are involved.

The Edmonton police are working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's National Security Enforcement Team and other Canadian security agencies. During the pursuit, the suspect deliberately hit four pedestrians until the van flipped.

"It's not critical", Mr Knecht said of the officer's injuries, adding he did not know the extent of the pedestrian injuries.

Knecht said an Islamic State group flag was found in the front seat of the vehicle and seized as evidence.

The attacker crashed his Chevrolet Malibu SUV into a police barricade outside the stadium reports Global News.

The U-Haul eventually overturned near a downtown hotel and police dragged the driver out of the truck.

Canada has not experienced as much violence from extremist attacks as the United States and Western European nations, though there have been several deadly incidents in recent years.

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was both "deeply concerned and outraged".

A police officer was working traffic detail at a Canadian Football League Game when a auto crashed through a set of barricades, striking the officer.

Just before midnight, police pulled over a rental U-Haul truck and noticed that the name on the driver's license was similar to that of the name under which the white Malibu was registered.

The chase ended when the truck flipped on its side, and the driver was arrested.

Elgie said the van hit a man who was a bar customer.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims has also released a statement condemning the Edmonton attacks.

Police investigate the scene where a vehicle crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

The officer was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries and police launched a manhunt for the suspect.

"We are urging Edmontonians to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings", Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht said in a 3 a.m. news conference.

Edmonton police are expected to provide an update later Sunday morning.

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