The police in Quebec City on Sunday arrested a man dressed in medieval garb who was believed to have killed at least two people and injured several others in a stabbing spree on Halloween.
The attacks occurred late Saturday in a neighborhood near the Quebec provincial Parliament building. The police said they began searching for a man suspected of carrying out the attacks, who was described as wearing medieval costume and carrying a sword, after receiving a call just before 10:30 p.m.
The police advised residents to avoid the Parliament Hill neighborhood and to stay inside as they searched for the attacker.
The police said they arrested a man shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday, but advised residents to remain inside while an investigation was underway.
Two people were killed and five were injured, said Étienne Doyon, a police spokesman. The arrested man was in his mid-20s, the spokesman said, without providing further details.