Man wearing ‘medieval clothes’ and armed with a sword stabs at least five people outside the provincial parliament in Quebec City – sparking huge manhunt
Police in Quebec City are hunting for a man dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a bladed weapon who has left at least five victims.
The incident occurred late on Saturday night near the provincial parliament building in the capital of the French-speaking Canadian province.
At least five were injured, local media reported. There was no immediate word on the severity of their injuries.
There was no immediate indication that the attack was linked to a string of Islamist extremist terror attacks in France in recent weeks, including a horror knife attack at a church in Nice.
Police have issued an urgent warning to those in the area, asking them to stay indoors.
‘Avoid the Parliament Hill area. The suspect is still not located. For citizens of the whole city: You are asked to stay inside,’ police said in a tweet just before midnight.
‘According to our preliminary information, the suspect is dressed in medieval clothes,’ cops said, urging anyone who saw the potential stabber to call 911 immediately.
Developing story, more to follow.