Police arrest suspect after stabbings in Quebec City kill two

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Police in Quebec City early yesterday arrested a man on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others in a stabbing rampage near the provincial legislature on Halloween.

They said a man in his mid-20s has been arrested in connection with the Halloween night attacks and taken to a hospital. Police had earlier warned residents to remain indoors as they hunted for a man dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a bladed weapon who had left “multiple victims”.

Spokesman Etienne Doyon said police were first notified of the stabbings near the National Assembly shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday. The five injured victims were taken to a hospital, and a spokeswoman said their lives did not appear to be in danger.

Police asked area residents to remain indoors as their investigation was ongoing.

There’s no word on a possible motive for the attacks.