Cop stabbed, civilians injured after truck went on rampage in Canada's Edmonton

Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives are investigating after a man's body was dug up from under a garage near 118 Avenue and 96 Street in north

Around 8:15 p.m. a suspect rammed his auto into a police vehicle and then fought with an officer who was posted at a traffic blockade for an Edmonton Eskimos game.

According to police, the U-Haul driver drove toward downtown Edmonton and "attempted to deliberately hit pedestrians in the crosswalk".

Knecht said the auto rammed through a barricade, throwing an officer about five metres into the air, then crashed into a police cruiser.

Knecht also confirmed that an ISIS flag was discovered in the vehicle the suspect was driving when he rammed, then stabbed the police officer - and that the flag is part of the investigation.

Chief Rod Knecht say they are investigating the incident using section 83.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Goodale's office issued a statement to say the RCMP's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team was working closely with Edmonton police.

The auto crashed through the barricade and hit a police officer sending him flying into the air.

Police believe the man, 30, was involved in both incidents and acted alone, but are investigating further.

Knecht said details on the identity of the registered owner of the vehicle were distributed to officers. Four people were hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

A suspected terrorist mowed down a crowd of people with a U-Haul truck and stabbed a police officer while fleeing the scene on foot in Edmonton, Canada.

The Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council denounced the attack, organizing a Sunday evening rally to bring together members of the community, police and government.

About midnight, a U-Haul truck was pulled over in the north part of Edmonton, the CBC reports. The assailant was shot to death after he tried to attack a police officer with a knife.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the incident a "terrorist attack", and urged Canadians to be vigilant. "We know that Canada?s strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear", he said.

Crews clean up the scene where a cube van ran into pedestrians and later flipped over while being pursued by police, in Edmonton Alta, on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. After an ID check, the driver fled downtown with police in pursuit down Jasper Avenue.

In August 2016, Canadian police raided an Ontario home and killed Aaron Driver, who they said was an Islamic State supporter preparing an attack on a Canadian city with a homemade bomb.

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