Five injured, suspect arrested as Canada police probe 'act of terrorism'

Homicide detectives investigate unidentified body buried under Edmonton garage

Police have taken a 30-year-old man is in custody while a black Daesh flag was seized from a auto where the police officer was attacked.

A blade-wielding man who attacked a police officer outside a Edmonton, Alberta, football game Saturday night left behind an Islamic State flag in the vehicle he used to ram the cop.

Trudeau said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the country's Integrated National Enforcement Team had joined the Edmonton police in its investigation.

Reports suggest that two pedestrians were hit by the van although this has not been confirmed by police.

The officer was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries while a manhunt was launched, and Knecht said his condition was "not critical".

Police confirmed the ISIS flag said to have been on the auto dashboard as evidence, but would only say it was part of the investigation. The driver then got out and stabbed a police officer before running away.

An hour later, the driver of a U-Haul truck escaped the police checking underway in downtown.

The UHaul was chased by a flurry of Police vehicles in a high speed chase.

"Though these events are troubling for many of us and it is alarming to hear that it is being investigated as a terrorist incident, I wish to urge calm".




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to comment about the incident. The suspect fled the stop, leading police on a chase through Edmonton as the driver "intentionally swerved" at pedestrians in crosswalks, hitting four of them.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the officer and his vehicle were rammed by a white Chevrolet Malibu at about 8.15pm (local time) outside Alberta's Commonwealth Stadium.

The van eventually flipped on its side near a downtown hotel and a suspect was arrested.

Officials believe the two incidents are relate.

"To the best of our knowledge", he told reporters, "this was a lone wolf attack".

The police got the flag of the Islamic State from inside the van.

"I thought a shot gun went off", witness Pat Hannigan said, describing the sound van made when it hit the sidewalk. Police followed the auto.

The U-Haul traveled on busy Jasper Avenue, which late Saturday night and early Sunday morning was full of football fans and bargoers, reported CNN partner CBC.

Police are expected to hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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