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Police Arrest Suspect After Stabbings in Quebec City Kill 2

November 1, 2020

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 on Halloween near the provincial legislature in Quebec City.

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

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 do not appear to be in danger.

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

Doyon declined to offer any information about the two people who were killed, saying only that "Our thoughts are with the family of the people who died today."

Carlos Godoy, who lives in the area, said police K-9 units had searched his backyard as they hunted for the suspect.

"It's a full moon, it's October 31st. It's Halloween, and it's a lockdown weekend. No one should be out on the streets," Godoy said. "And I'm in an extremely quiet neighborhood because there are no tourists nowadays."

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