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Canada: Police shoot man dead in possible "terror attack"00:48

Canada: Police shoot man dead in possible "terror attack"

Canada, Quebec
October 21, 2014 at 07:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

A 25-year-old man was shot dead by police Monday near the Quebec city of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu after striking two Canadian Armed Forces personnel with his vehicle. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) identified the man as Martin Couture-Rouleau, claiming he was known to anti-terrorism investigators as an individual who had taken to "radical Islam."

One of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel struck by Couture-Rouleau's Nissan Altima is in hospital with serious injuries, while the other received only minor injuries. Couture-Rouleau allegedly lost control of his vehicle as he fled the scene, flipping his vehicle upside down in a ditch. Police say he emerged from the vehicle with a knife, prompting them to shoot him.

As Couture-Rouleau fled the scene, he reportedly called a 911 dispatcher and said he was "acting in the name of Allah." He was said to be a "struggling" entrepreneur.

Canada: Police shoot man dead in possible "terror attack"00:48
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A 25-year-old man was shot dead by police Monday near the Quebec city of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu after striking two Canadian Armed Forces personnel with his vehicle. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) identified the man as Martin Couture-Rouleau, claiming he was known to anti-terrorism investigators as an individual who had taken to "radical Islam."

One of the Canadian Armed Forces personnel struck by Couture-Rouleau's Nissan Altima is in hospital with serious injuries, while the other received only minor injuries. Couture-Rouleau allegedly lost control of his vehicle as he fled the scene, flipping his vehicle upside down in a ditch. Police say he emerged from the vehicle with a knife, prompting them to shoot him.

As Couture-Rouleau fled the scene, he reportedly called a 911 dispatcher and said he was "acting in the name of Allah." He was said to be a "struggling" entrepreneur.