Suspect dressed in medieval clothing and armed with a sword kills two and injures five in Quebec City

Quebec City police responded to a report of a stabbing in the Parliament Hill area near Chateau Frontenac, on rue des Rampartsin at approximately 10:30pm.

The suspect, a man in his mid 20’s dressed in medieval attire and armed with a sword injured 5 and killed 2 people during the attack. The identities of the victims have not been released at this time, Quebec City police spokesman Etienne Doyon only said “Our thoughts are with the family of the people who died today.” The 5 injured are expected to recover.

Police apprehended the suspect shortly before 1:00 am near the Old Port. Doyon said he was transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Update, the suspect has been identified as Carl Girouard, 24, from Sainte-Thérèse, Que. Girouard was carrying a Japanese katana-style sword. Police said he is not associated with any terror group.

Police have also identified the victims as François Duchesne, 56, and Suzanne Clermont, 61.

Police chief Robert Pigeon said “everything leads us to believe he chose his victims at random”.

 The 2020 Quebec Homicide Victim List is available here.