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‘Lone wolf’ suspected in Canada terror attack, police chase

EDMONTON, Alberta — A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and the ramming of pedestrians by a moving van that left four people injured appear to be the work of a single suspected terrorist, authorities said Sunday.

Police Chief Rod Knecht said officers took the suspect, later described as a 30-year-old Edmonton man, into custody and he is believed to have acted alone.

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Knecht said an Islamic State flag was found in the car that hit the officer, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada called it a terror attack.

‘‘To the best of our knowledge, this was a lone wolf attack,’’ Mayor Don Iveson of Edmonton said.

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The incident took place outside a Canadian Football League game at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday night.

Knecht said the suspect fled on foot after the stabbing. The officer was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, and Knecht said his condition was ‘‘not critical.’’

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