Canada 'will not be cowed' by Edmonton terror attack: PM

Canada 'will not be cowed' by Edmonton terror attack: PM

The White House, in a statement released Sunday, condemned the "cowardly terror attacks on a police officer and pedestrians" in Edmonton.

The Somali refugee accused of terrorism and stabbing an Edmonton police office was on a watch list, but Edmonton police say they had no warning of the attack.

Edmonton in #Canada was the scene of a terror attack in which an Islamic State group flag was found inside a auto believed to have been involved in the incident.

He allegedly stabbed a police officer several times outside a football stadium in Edmonton, abandoned the vehicle used in that attack and fled in a U-Haul van, police said.

Sharif was arrested after allegedly hitting a police officer at a roadblock at 107A Avenue and 92 Street with a auto, before stabbing him, and fleeing the area on foot at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday evening.

Knecht said both incidents are related and are being investigated as terrorism. The officer is now in the hospital and being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, is accused of going on a rampage through the city that injured four pedestrians and Edmonton police Const. Mike Chernyk.

They said they now believe the suspect acted alone, but haven't ruled out the possibility of others being involved.

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Police on Thursday released images of a suspect in a supermarket near Konstanz. So far there are no reports of any injuries.

They later described the suspect as a 30-year-old Edmonton man.

The van intentionally swerved at pedestrians in crosswalks, Knecht said. Police took the truck's driver into custody.

Police say the vehicle struck the EPS officer and sent him flying 15 ft. through the air, before colliding with the cruiser. Police found a Daesh flag in the auto used in the earlier attack. The officer noticed the driver's name was "very similar" to that of the Malibu's registered owner.

Officers caused the van to flip and cracked open the windshield to pull the suspect out, police and witnesses said.

The chase concluded with the U Haul truck flipping over on Jasper Avenue.

Sharif was on a "police watch list", but apparently he wasn't being watched closely enough.

Edmonton's football team, the Edmonton Eskimos, were playing the night of the attacks.

In a statement Mr Trudeau said: "We can not - and will not - let violent extremism take root in our communities".