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2 killed in a series of Halloween stab wounds in Quebec

Quebec police on Sunday arrested a man dressed in a medieval costume who allegedly killed at least two people and injured several others in a spree of stabbing on Halloween.

The attacks took place Saturday evening in a neighborhood near the Quebec provincial parliament building. Police advised residents to avoid the Parliament Hill neighborhood and stay indoors while they search for the assailant.

Police said they arrested a man suspected of carrying out the attacks on Sunday shortly before 1 a.m., but advised residents to stay inside while an investigation was ongoing.

Two people were killed and five were injured, CBC / Radio-Canada reported, citing police spokesperson Étienne Doyon. The man arrested was in his twenties, the spokesperson said, without providing further details.