Officer stabbed, pedestrians hit in Canada in suspected 'acts of terrorism'

October 1, 2017 13:00

A police officer in the western Canadian city of Edmonton was stabbed on Saturday evening by a man who then drove a U-Haul van into a crowd of pedestrians, wounding four, local media reported.

The incidents are being investigated as "acts of terrorism," according to Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht.

Knecht said in a news conference in the early hours of Sunday morning that there was an ISIS flag in the van.

The police officer was not seriously wounded; the conditions of the four wounded pedestrians are not yet known.

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