Edmonton terror attack: Chaos in Canada as cops stabbed by man with ISIS flag and pedestrians ploughed into
The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air.
He then jumped out the car and knifed the cop “several times” and fled on foot as a dramatic manhunt was launched.
Police chased down the attacker as he drove through the packed out streets in downtown Edmonton.
He then ploughed into four pedestrians leaving them with multiple injuries before he was arrested after flipping the van on to its side.
Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said the incidents are being investigated “as an act of terror” and that the attacker acted alone.
The rented van had an ISIS flag in the front seat, he confirmed.
Police spokesman Scott Pattison said: “The officer was approached by an unknown male suspect in a vehicle, at which time the suspect rammed the police cruiser.
“The suspect got out of his vehicle and an altercation ensued.
“The officer sustained some injuries, he’s in hospital, and thankfully he’s doing OK.”
A huge road block was set up as police pursued the terror suspect during last night’s attack.
The streets had been full of revellers packing out pubs to watch the football.
The stabbed cop had been working routine traffic control near Commonwealth Stadium as thousands gathered to watch a Canadian Football League game.