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Sunday, October 1, 2017

TERROR ATTACK OUTSIDE ESKIMOS GAME

Jason Franson/Canadian Press
EDMONTON - Police say terrorism charges are pending against a suspect arrested after a series of violent attacks that saw an Edmonton police officer stabbed and several pedestrians run down by a truck.

Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht did not release the 30-year-old suspect's name, but said that five charges of attempted murder are also expected to be filed.

RCMP assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand says the suspect has been on the radar of authorities since 2015 when a complaint was filed suggesting he may have been radicalized.

Degrand says the suspect is a Somali national who was in the process of making a refugee claim in Canada.

The chaos began outside the Edmonton Eskimos football game Saturday night when police say a car rammed a traffic barricade and an officer was stabbed.

A few hours later, police chased a U-Haul cube van through the city and four pedestrians were injured.

It ended when the van rolled near a downtown hotel and the suspect was arrested.

(The Canadian Press)

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement after a terrorist attack in Edmonton:

“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.

"Our thoughts are with those injured, their family and friends, and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I am also grateful for the first responders who were there on the scene, and the enforcement authorities who have been working through the night to make sure that everybody in Edmonton and Alberta is safe and secure. Police officers put themselves at great personal risk every single day on our behalf, and this attack is a stark reminder of the sacrifices they make for the public good.

“While the investigation continues, early reports indicate that this is another example of the hate that we must remain ever vigilant against. The RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service, through the Integrated National Enforcement Team, are working closely together to bring those involved to justice.

“We cannot – and will not – let violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canada’s strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear. Edmonton is a strong and resilient city, and I am confident that its citizens will support one another to overcome this tragic event.”

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is bloody awful and an ISIS flag in front seat of the U haul used to mow innocent pedestrians down.

Anonymous said...

Let's start the interrogation with a set of pruning shears......one finger at a time!

Murray said...

Maybe J.T. Can give them $10 million each!

Red said...

Perhaps Prime Minister Zoolander and his minister of "public safety and screw the west" Ralph Goodale should welcome more illegal immigrants that have not been properly vetted into the country.
Honestly, why do you people in Regina keep voting for Justin and Ralph?

Anonymous said...

Because Regina is a government union town! Ralph is a career politician who does nothing! He kisses babies and they vote for him! How dumb can you be!

Anonymous said...

Don't blame ISIS.The media and politicians that enable this crap are the REAL enemies of the Canadian people.

Greensoup said...

Can't wait to see the spin CBC and CTV put on this. Can see this story dead by Monday am, then back to Trump bashing.

Lewis Grant said...

On a different note: Rod, what is up with Cameron Judge? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

How can Trudeau be concerned he is the asshole that allowed these suspects to stay in this country

Anonymous said...

I’m sorry but this is probably just the beginning of what is to come from the thousands and thousands of unvetted Immigrants JustinnTrudeau and the Liberals rushed into Canada since they have taken office. A perfect example of an ISIS supporter and loyalist allowed into Canada who is seriously dangerous is Rehab Dughmosh. A woman who attacked customers and staff at an Ontario Canadian Tire outlet last June 3. She was swinging a golf club and wielding a large knife and even tried to use a bow.
Sadly these ISIS loyalists also prey on young men who are socially awkward, lonely and extremely gullible. Telling them they suffer because of what Canada has done to them. Brain washing them to attack their own.
As CFL fans of opposing teams we bash each other with not so nice comments. Or even do dumb things now and then. However if we ever see any type of targeted violence towards innocent people. We as Canadians need to band together as Brothers and Sisters and quash this crap out all together.
What or whom ever you vote for in the next federal election. DO NOT vote Trudeau back in. He may get your weed legalized. However it’s hard to smoke it when someone in your neighbourhood is thinking about your decapitation.

Decap for Dope.

October 02, 2017

Anonymous said...

This isn't a political stage I thought , keep it to football.

Anonymous said...

You know there are days where I get it, stirring it up is entertainment. This issue in Edmonton and the issue in Las Vegas look at one thing. In both countries they are governed by opposite political ideologies yet this continues to happen.

The issue is severe mental illness and the sooner people wake up to it then honesty can take place.

Anonymous said...

Shut up and take a knee...

Anonymous said...

Canada!, bring back the death penalty!