Looks like Canada suffered a pair of terrorist attacks today. Both attacks took place in Edmonton, Alberta. http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/ameri...medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark The first episode occurred when the driver of a Chevy Malibu deliberately struck an Edmonton PD officer who was standing near a barricade in place as part of the traffic arrangements for a football game at a nearby stadium. The Chevy hit the cop and the barricade, then struck the cop's car... whereupon the driver jumped out with a knife and stabbed the officer several times. An ISIS flag was found in the Chevy. The suspect, who was arrested on a raft of charges related to terrorism, is said by police to be a Somali national who had come to the attention of police and RCMP in 2015 after someone complained that he had embraced extremist ideas, but he was not charged for anything at that time. The officer is expected to make a full recovery. After this first incident took place, police began looking for the individual to whom the Chevy was registered, as the guy who hit the cop was not the registered owner. About four hours after the attack on the Edmonton officer took place, the police had erected a roadblock near the city's downtown area. A U-Haul came along, the police stopped the vehicle, and recognized the name of the guy driving the U-Haul as being the subject to whom the Chevy used in the first attack was registered. The cops asked the driver to step out of the vehicle, but the driver had other ideas: instead, he floored it and took off, heading towards downtown Edmonton with the police in pursuit. Along the way, the U-Haul driver tried to run down various pedestrians, managing to hit four of them. Of those victims, two were said to be only lightly wounded, with the other two remaining in the hospital for observation. In the course of events during the chase, the police realized that the driver was not about to stop and so they went ahead and spun him out, causing the truck to crash over on its side. Then the cops tossed a flash-bang grenade into the cab and nailed the driver with a taser, thus taking him into custody. And the beat goes on. The mayor of Edmonton characterized this attack as a "lone wolf" attack, despite there being more than one perp, and advised citizens to remain calm while Edmonton PD and RCMP sort this one out. --R ETA: Looks like I goofed when it came to the charges on that first dude. The article said that actually, the cops hadn't charged him with anything at all-- yet.