An unidentified man went on a stabbing spree and killed two persons and injured at least five in Quebec City, in Canada. The attack took place on Saturday night. The local police arrested the suspect at 1 am (local time) on Sunday.
According to local media reports, the rampage occurred near the Chateau Frontenac, on rue des Ramparts in the city. Quebec is the French-speaking province of Canada. The incident follows similar terrorist attacks staged in the past few weeks in France by Islamists. Some Quebecers have been coming out to support France over the attacks there.
Reports said that the man was dressed in medieval costume and armed with a “bladed weapon.”
The Service de police de la Ville de Québec, the city’s police department, has issued a warning to the local residents and asked them to avoid the Parliament Hill area and remain inside.
“We still ask the citizens of Quebec City to stay inside with the doors locked because an investigation is still underway,” the department said in a tweet in French.
On Friday, speaking in response to a question about the right to show a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had defended free speech, but added that it was "not without limits".
“We will always defend freedom of expression, but freedom of expression is not without limits," he said. “We owe it to ourselves to act with respect for others and to seek not to arbitrarily or unnecessarily injure those with whom we are sharing a society and a planet," Trudeau added. “We do not have the right for example to shout fire in a movie theatre crowded with people, there are always limits,” he further said.