The 24-Year-Old Male Suspect In The Quebec City Attack Has Been Identified

The attacker is believed to have chosen his victims at random.
Carl Girouard Has Been Identified As The Suspect In The Quebec City Attack
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After getting arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning, the suspect in the Quebec City attack has been identified as 24-year-old Carl Girouard.

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While local police have not yet named the suspect involved in Saturday night’s incident, CBC News and Le Journal de Quebec have identified the individual.

The attacker is believed to be from the Sainte-Thérèse area, approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

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The 24-year-old man was arrested at around 1 a.m. in the city's Old Port, in relation to multiple attacks.

Two people were stabbed to death during the incident, while another five people were left injured.

Police say the victims were chosen at random, although it’s likely the attacker had a premeditated plan.

During the Halloween-night attack, the suspect was wearing a medieval-style outfit and was brandishing a sword.

Acknowledging the tragedy on Sunday, the prime minister described it as a “horrific attack.” 

In an additional statement, Trudeau shared his condolences with the victims’ friends and family.

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Helena Hanson
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Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.