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Timeline: What we know so far about the attack in Edmonton

Investigators say the incidents, which took place outside the Commonwealth Stadium, are related and being investigated as acts of terrorism.

Edmonton Police are working with RCMP and other security agencies, and believe the suspect acted alone. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the violent events ­as a "terrorist attack".

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Edmonton Police are working with RCMP and other security agencies, and believe the suspect acted alone. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the violent events ­as a "terrorist attack".

EDMONTON — Here is what the Edmonton Police Service is saying about the stabbing of an officer Saturday night and a vehicle that struck four pedestrians. The force says both incidents are related and being investigated as acts of terrorism:

— At about 8:15 p.m. MT an Edmonton police officer was working traffic control during an Edmonton Eskimos football game. He was behind a traffic barrier and near a police cruiser with flashing lights close to Commonwealth Stadium.

— Suddenly a man driving a white Chevy Malibu at a high rate of speed crashed through the barricade and struck the officer, sending him flying into the air.

— A man jumped out of his vehicle and attacked the officer with a knife. As they struggled, the man stabbed the officer several times before running away.

— Police found a Daesh flag in the car.

— Just before midnight a U-Haul truck was pulled over at a police stop on the city's east side.

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— Police asked to see the driver's licence and recognized the name as being similar to the registered owner of the Chevy Malibu.

— The U-Haul truck then fled the scene and was pursued by police toward the downtown area.

— During the chase, police say the truck deliberately tried to hit pedestrians in crosswalks and alleys.

— Four people were hurt and taken to hospital.

— The chase ended when the U-Haul truck flipped near Jasper Avenue and the 30-year-old driver was arrested.

— Police are investigating the incidents as acts of terrorism.

— Edmonton Police are working with RCMP and other security agencies and believe the man acted alone.

— The police officer's injuries are not critical. The medical condition of the four pedestrians was not released.

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