Quebec City: 2 killed and 5 injured in stabbing attack, CBC News reports


According to preliminary reports, the suspect was wearing medieval dress, the Quebec City Police Service said in a post on Twitter.

The five injured victims were transported to local hospitals with different levels of injury and the suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police spokesperson Étienne Doyon said, according to CBC News.

Doyon would not say whether the attacks were random and did not identify the victims out of respect for the families, CBC News reported.

The attacks happened in Old Quebec, Doyon said. Police asked citizens to avoid the Parliament Hill area following the attacks as they searched for the suspect, according to the post.

Shortly after 1 a.m. local time, police said the suspect had been arrested in a post and asked citizens to stay indoors with their doors locked as they continued to search the area.

CNN continues to monitor this story for developments.

Source : Nbcnewyork