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Sword-wielding man arrested after Halloween deaths in Quebec

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 16:44:10-05

QUEBEC CITY -- Police in Quebec City have arrested a 24-year-old man dressed in medieval clothing and armed with sword on suspicion of killing two people and injuring five others on Halloween near the historic Château Frontenac hotel.

Quebec police said their initial information indicates the motive was personal and not terrorism. Police had earlier warned residents to remain indoors as they hunted for the man.

Police say the five injured people are being treated and are expected to survive.

Police say the suspect is from the Montreal area and his car and residence are being searched.