Possible Terrorism In Canada As Officer Stabbed And Pedestrians Struck

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As reported by Press TV, a police officer was first hit by a vehicle and then stabbed by its driver on Saturday evening near Commonwealth Stadium, while four pedestrians were injured by a truck driven by the fleeing assailant.

The chaos began Saturday night outside the Edmonton Eskimos CFL football game at Commonwealth Stadium.

A man struck an officer directing traffic outside a football stadium with his vehicle, stabbed him and then fled.

The suspect then jumped out of the auto, stabbed him and fled the scene, police said.

After crashing, the suspect leaped from the auto and began stabbing an officer of the Edmonton Police Service, according to Global News.

After that incident, police broadcast the name of the Chevrolet's registered owner to patrol officers in the city.

The U-Haul flipped on its side on Jasper Avenue, a main thoroughfare through downtown Edmonton, during the chase, and police managed to apprehend the individual, police said.

The suspect fled the scene and deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians as police pursued him through downtown Edmonton, sending at least four people to the hospital with injuries, Knecht said.

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The officer wounded in the first incident was not immediately identified, and it was not immediately clear the extent of injuries for the pedestrians.

Mr Knecht said Edmonton police are working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's National Security Enforcement Team and other Canadian security agencies. The footage shows the officer being tossed about five metres into the air as the vehicle slams into the front of a parked police cruiser.

The condition of the four injured pedestrians is not yet known. During this time, the van driver crushed pedestrians.

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Police then released the suspect's truck through the windscreen which had been smashed in.

Police are expected to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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.

"I thought a shot gun went off", witness Pat Hannigan said, describing the sound van made when it hit the sidewalk.

Police investigate the scene where a auto crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.