Quebec City stabbings leave 2 dead, 5 wounded; police arrest suspect

QUEBEC CITY — Police in Quebec City early Sunday arrested a man on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage near the provincial legislature on Halloween.

They say a man in his mid-20s has been arrested in connection with the Halloween night attacks and taken to a hospital.

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Police had earlier warned residents to remain indoors as they hunted for a man dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a bladed weapon who had left “multiple victims.”

Spokesman Etienne Doyon said police were first notified of the stabbings near the National Assembly shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The five injured victims were taken to a hospital, and a spokeswoman said their lives did not appear to be in danger.

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Police asked area residents to remain indoors as their investigation was ongoing.

There’s no word on a possible motive for the attacks.

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