A 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges in connection with the Quebec City attack on Halloween-night, which left two people dead and five others seriously injured.
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The suspect has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, according to a report from CTV News.
The individual has been identified as Carl Girouard, a 24-year-old man from the Sainte-Thérèse area, approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
Counts of first-degree murder
The incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Halloween night, in the historic district of Quebec.
During the stabbing attack, the suspect was wearing a medieval-style outfit and was brandishing a Japanese katana sword.
Two people were stabbed to death and another five were injured, some seriously. However, police say the injured victims are expected to survive.
During a news conference on Sunday, Quebec City police (SPVQ) confirmed that the victims were probably chosen at random, although officials suspect the attack was premeditated.
Addressing the incident on the same day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared his condolences with the victims’ families and described the event as a “horrific attack.”
An investigation is ongoing.
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