Quebec knife attack leaves two dead after Halloween party rampage

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Two people have been stabbed to death and five others left injured after a knifeman dressed in 'medieval clothing' went on a Halloween rampage in Quebec City in Canada.

Police arrested a male suspect, who is in his mid-20s, in the early hours today.

The five injured victims have been taken to hospital and are said to have varying levels of injury.

The suspect has also been taken to hospital to be assessed.

On Saturday night – Halloween – police said they were hunting for a man dressed in medieval clothing.

The force said he was armed with a bladed weapon and had left “multiple victims”.

Police warned residents to stay indoors as they searched for him.

The knife attacks took place in the Parliament Hill area of the city, near the historic hotel Chateau Frontenac.

Police spokesman Etienne Doyon said officers were first alerted to the stabbings shortly before 10.30pm.

Armed police were seen patrolling the area after the attack.

The suspect was arrested near the city’s Old Port at around 1am local time, CBC reports.

Police did not say if there was a possible motive for the attack, the Guardian reports.

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