TORONTO (AP) – Two men died on Monday after a pickup truck ploughed into pedestrians beside a road in the eastern Quebec town of Amqui, although a senior Canadian official rapidly ruled out a terrorism attack or a national security incident.
A provincial police spokeswoman said nine other people were injured, including two whose injuries are considered serious. Sergeant Hélène St-Pierre said the 38-year-old driver, a local resident, turned himself in to police and was arrested under suspicion of committing a fatal hit and run.
A senior government official familiar with the matter said the incident was not terrorism or national security related.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.
Authorities had not mentioned any motive.