Two dead, five injured in stabbing in Quebec City, suspect detained

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Two people died and five others were injured after a man dressed in medieval clothing went on a stabbing frenzy on Halloween night in Quebec City, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Police said that they had arrested early Sunday “a man in his mid-20s” who was armed with a bladed weapon.

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The five injured people were transferred to a hospital, however, there was no immediate word on their conditions.

The unidentified man was arrested shortly before 1:00 am and had been “transported to hospital for evaluation,” Quebec City police spokesman Etienne Doyon said during a press conference.

The police were first notified of the incident that happened near the provincial legislature at 10:30 p.m., Doyon said, according to the correspondent.

Police have yet to reveal the motive behind the attack, but have asked everyone in the area to remain indoors.

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