Islamic extremist terror attacks in Edmonton, Canada and Marseille, France have left two women dead and several injured this weekend.
Edmonton police chief Rod Knetch told reporters that a man driving a white Chevy Malibu rammed into a routine police traffic control point, just outside the Edmonton Eskimos stadium at around 8:15 pm on Saturday evening.
The officer was approached by an unknown male suspect in a vehicle at which time the suspect rammed the police cruiser,” said Edmonton Police Service spokesman Scott Pattison. “The suspect then got out of the vehicle and approached the officer and an altercation ensued.”
The Eskimos were hosting “Canadian Forces Appreciation Night" in honor of the Canadian military.
The terrorist escaped on foot but was later tracked down by police. Two hours into the manhunt for the suspect, authorities stopped a large rental U-haul moving truck.
Edmonton PD determined the driver of that truck was the stabbing suspect from earlier in the night. The suspect immediately sped down the street, swerving on to sidewalks attempting to mow down innocent pedestrians. He hit two individuals before crashing the truck. The terrorist, whose name was not released to the media, is currently detained.
Edmonton police chief Rod Knetch confirmed that a black ISIS flag was taken from the passenger seat of the vehicle. In total five innocent people were harmed, but no deaths. The incident is being investigated as a terror attack.
Then, on Sunday, a man shouting “Allahu Akbar” was shot and killed by French military after stabbing civilians at Marseille's train station. Both victims in this terrorist attack were women.
One witness described the horrifying scene to the Daily Mail,
There was screaming and shouting, and people were running everywhere,' said one witness. 'People were picking up children, and trying to help those who weren't very good on their feet. They just wanted to get away."
France has experienced dozens of Islamic extremist terror attacks over the last two years.
It is unclear to authorities if the two Islamic terrorists had any communication or coordination with each other, other than killing in the name of radical Islam.