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ISIS attacks 3 blocks from where I used to live

Canadian authorities say two incidents in Edmonton are being investigated as acts of terrorism after a man struck a police officer with a car before stabbing him and later plowed a truck into pedestrians on a busy street, injuring at least four people.

A suspect, who has not been identified, is in custody, said Chief Rod Knecht of the Edmonton Police Service in an early Sunday news conference.
Knecht said authorities believe the man acted alone, but haven't ruled out the possibility that others might be involved.
The first incident happened Saturday at 8:15 p.m. (10:15 p.m. ET) when the driver of a white Chevrolet Malibu drove it into a traffic barricade. Police had set up the roadblock near Commonwealth Stadium for an Edmonton Eskimos football game.
A man drove the car at high speed, striking the police officer who had been standing between a traffic barricade and his cruiser.

"The vehicle struck the police officer, sending him flying into the air 15 feet, before colliding with the police officer's cruiser again at a high rate of speed," Knecht said.
The driver jumped out of the vehicle, attacked and stabbed the officer several times with a knife and fled on foot, Knecht said.
There was an ISIS flag in the car, which has been seized as evidence, the police chief said.
The wounded officer was taken to a hospital. His injuries are not critical, Knecht said.
After that incident, police broadcast the name of the Chevrolet's registered owner to patrol officers in the city.
Just before midnight, a police officer stopped a U-Haul truck at a checkpoint and recognized the driver's name as similar to that of the Chevrolet's registered owner. The U-Haul truck then sped off towards downtown Edmonton with police chasing it.
The U-Haul traveled on busy Jasper Avenue, which late Saturday night and early Sunday morning was full of football fans and bargoers, reported CNN partner CBC. During the chase, the truck deliberately attempted to hit pedestrians in crosswalks and alleys in two areas along Jasper Avenue," Knecht said.
At least four pedestrians were injured. Their conditions were not immediately known, the police chief said.

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A suspect stabbed an Edmonton police constable then later drove a truck that tried to ram into pedestrians while it was being chased by police cruisers in downtown Edmonton Saturday night, officials say, in what is now being investigated as a terrorism incident.

Four pedestrians and the constable were injured when the U-Haul truck struck them as it sped down Jasper Avenue, Edmonton police chief Rod Knetch told reporters.

The officer is not in critical condition. Knetch could not provide more details about the condition of the pedestrians.

The suspect is in custody and appears to have acted alone, the police chief said.

Knetch said an Islamic State flag that was inside the suspect's vehicle had been seized and was part of the investigation, which now involves the local RCMP-led Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, a counter-terrorism unit.


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Police said at around 8:15 p.m., a car rammed a traffic checkpoint on Stadium Road near 92 Street, striking an officer and sending him flying into the air.

“Suddenly and without notice and at a high rate of speed, a male driving a white, Chevrolet Malibu crashed through the traffic barricades that were separating vehicles from pedestrians, the vehicle struck the officer, sending him flying into the air 15 feet before colliding with the officer’s cruiser, again at a high rate of speed,” Knecht explained.

He said there was an ISIS flag in the car.  

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terrible. glad you moved away before it happened!
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(10-01-2017, 12:30 PM)SR-25 Wrote: terrible. glad you moved away before it happened!

Yes, I am also glad I moved!

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(OT) can you tell me what is the current sales tax rate in edmonton now? ours is 9.50%
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(10-01-2017, 12:42 PM)SR-25 Wrote: (OT) can you tell me what is the current sales tax rate in edmonton now? ours is 9.50%

Alberta has no sales tax, here you just pay gst, we have a carbon tax now though thanks to the ndp
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I remember they made a threat against West Edmonton Mall in 2005  -T

A video that appears to list West Edmonton Mall as a possible target by the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabaab "is a very serious threat" that could impact other Canadian shopping centres, says a former senior intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

In the 77-minute video posted online over the weekend, a masked member of the extremist group appears to call on followers to attack shopping malls across North America and Europe.

Edmonton police say they are working closely with RCMP and West Edmonton Mall security to ensure necessary precautions are being made.

Deputy police Chief Brian Simpson said Sunday: “This was a very general comment ... it wasn’t a specific threat.”

But Michel Juneau-Katsuya, formerly with CSIS, said that is precisely what makes the threat more dangerous.

He said CSIS and RCMP will closely monitor communications and links between Canadians and al-Shabaab.

“The challenge is, that they don’t necessarily need to be in communication with al-Shabaab — they can simply sort of take the initiative, find weapons … and lead the attack. Just put the call out and somebody might answer it. So that’s very difficult for the authorities to be able to predict — the who and where.”

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ISIS Attack In Edmonton Puts Canada On Global Stage Of War On Terror

No one can resist the truth wrapped in a good joke.

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Glad you're safe T! Heartflowers

As for the "terror attack". Eyeroll
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(10-01-2017, 08:52 PM)SMOK3SCR33N Wrote: Glad you're safe T!     Heartflowers

As for the "terror attack".      Eyeroll


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