Thursday, October 28

Stabbing attack kills two and injures five in Old Quebec

A young man left two dead and five injured in Old Quebec late Saturday evening, keeping the police on their toes for more than two hours before being arrested.

The man’s run in his mid-twenties ended shortly before 1 a.m., near Espace 400e, in the Old Port. He was dressed in a medieval costume and carried a sword, according to what the Service de police de la Ville de Quebec (SPVQ) reported.

“He was checked and transported to a hospital,” said spokesperson Étienne Doyon at a press briefing, without wanting to say more about the suspect’s state of health.

No details were provided on his possible motivations or on the identity of the victims.

“There does not seem to be a gloomy prognosis” for the five injured, said the spokesperson for the CHU de Québec, Pascale St-Pierre.

Sergeant Étienne Doyon for his part affirmed that the nature of their injuries is “variable”.

Police continued to ask residents of the capital to stay inside with the doors locked overnight, as the investigation continues to shed light on the bloodshed.

The case was first brought to the attention of the police shortly before 10:30 p.m., according to Sergeant Doyon. Large numbers of troops were mobilized, including patrollers and dog handlers, and a command post was deployed.

However, it was not until shortly before midnight that the population was asked to avoid the vicinity of Parliament Hill, through a publication by the SPVQ on Twitter.

The SPVQ kept citizens informed of the situation overnight:

Still according to Sergeant Doyon, the carnage took place in an area between the Château Frontenac and the Porte Saint-Jean.

Anyone with information that can help trace the thread of events is invited to dial 911 directly.

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