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Halloween night the previous day (31st), a weapon riot occurred in Canada, killing 2 people and injuring 5 others.

A man in medieval costume swung his sword at passers-by, but police believe the suspect is not affiliated with a terrorist group.

This is reporter Hak-Hwi Kim.


A police line was installed in the middle of the city center, and armed police officers are scrutinizing the streets.

On the night of Halloween, on the night of the 31st of last month, a man in medieval costume swung his sword at passers-by near the Chateau Frontenac Hotel, a popular Quebec hotel.

Two passers-by have died, and five have been moved to a hospital for treatment.

After a chase, police arrested a 24-year-old man from Montreal as a suspect.

[Robert Pigeon/Quebec Police Chief: A person in disguise took a bladed weapon and aimed at random victims.

He seems to have planned this attack.]

Police explained that the suspect was intended to attack as many people as possible at the time of the crime.

It was said that further investigations were needed as to the motives of the crime, but it was assumed that the suspect was not affiliated with a terrorist group.

However, the Mayor of Quebec said, "Social debate is needed on mental health," suggesting the possibility that this incident was a crime due to mental health.

It was a Halloween night, but the streets were busy at the time of the incident, as people refrained from going out due to Corona 19, but the local residents had to panic for three hours before the suspect was caught.