Quebec City police on Sunday arrested a man in medieval clothing who was believed to have killed at least two people and injured several others on Halloween.
The attacks occurred late Saturday in a neighborhood near the Quebec Parliament building. Police said they started looking for a man suspected of carrying out the attacks after calling just before 10:30 p.m. He is said to have worn medieval costumes and a sword
Police advised residents to avoid the Parliament Hill neighborhood and stay inside while searching for the attacker.
Police said they arrested a man just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday, but advised residents to stay indoors while an investigation was in progress.
Two people were killed and five injured, said Étienne Doyon, a police spokesman. The arrested man was in his mid-twenties, the spokesman said without giving any further details.
Police said their initial investigation did not suggest a terrorist attack. “There is nothing to suggest that the suspect acted for anything other than personal motivation,” Quebec City police wrote on Twitter.