A 24-year-old man described as dressed in medieval garb and brandishing a sword is in custody after a rampage in Quebec City that killed two and injured five. The man was arrested early Sunday morning after the attacks that took place in the shadow of the Chateau Frontenac hotel in the historic district of Quebec City
The victims were identified Sunday as 56-year-old Francois Duchesne and 61-year-old Suzanne Clermont. Five other people were injured, some seriously, in the attack, but police say they’re expected to survive.
The suspect has been identified as Carl Girouard, a 24-year-old from Ste-Therese, about 30 minutes north of Montreal.
The call went out to police around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They found victims in at least four locations, including near the Château Frontenac hotel. Police combed the area for two and a half hours before finally arresting the suspect who did not put up a struggle.
Quebec City police Chief Robert Pigeon said during a news conference Sunday morning that the suspect is from the Montreal area and came to the capital “with the intention of doing the most damage possible.” Police said the suspect did not have a criminal record but had once threatened ”in a medical context” to commit violence.