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Sword attacker in Quebec ‘not associated with a terrorist group’: Canadian police

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The sword-wielding attacker dressed in medieval clothing who killed two people and injured five others on Saturday night in Quebec was not “associated with a terrorist group,” Canadian police said Sunday.

“Yesterday evening we were plunged into a night of horror when a 24-year-old man, who does not live in Quebec, came with the intention of claiming as many victims as possible,” Quebec City police chief Robert Pigeon told reporters.

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“Everything leads us to believe” that the suspect, who was armed with a Japanese sword, “chose his victims at random,” Pigeon added.

The suspect was arrested early Sunday after a manhunt through the streets of Old Quebec.

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