Terror Attack in Edmonton
Investigators are expected to update their investigation today into a weekend attack that left an Edmonton officer stabbed and four people injured when they were hit by a rental truck fleeing police.
WATCH: Edmonton police release video showing terrorist ramming officer with vehicle pic.twitter.com/ADN0nu9Xi8
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The individual was taken alive, and shortly after an ISIS flag was found within his car.
Police have said terrorism and attempted murder charges are pending against the suspect, who has yet to be officially named but CTV News has confirmed it’s Abdulahi Sharif.
Mounties say the 30-year-old is a Somali refugee once investigated for allegedly espousing extremism.
RCMP assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand said Sunday the suspect was checked thoroughly in 2015 after police received a report that he may have been radicalized. Investigators determined at that time that he did not pose a threat.
Degrand said files on the suspect were kept and shared with other intelligence and police agencies after 2015, but that they could not due more largely due to the restrictive nature of Canadian law.
Somilan Community Responds
The Somali community within Edmonton released a response to these terrible actions early morning.
— Jonny Wakefield (@jonnywakefield) October 1, 2017