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the driver

Lee Rigby-style terror attack on 2 Canadian soldiers? (Martin "Ahmad" Rouleau?)

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Stewart Bell: Sound familiar? Timeline of Woolwich 2013: car rams soldier near base, men emerge with knives. =============== Police outside Montreal shot a driver after he ran over two Canadian soldiers in a mall parking lot on Monday, Quebec provincial police said. After he allegedly hit the Canadian Forces personnel in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the driver fled the scene and police cruisers followed close behind. Police say the man lost control of his car and flipped it into a ditch near an intersection. The suspect climbed out of his car and officers shot him, police said. One of the two Canadian soldiers was seriously injured in the parking lot. “We fear for his life,” said Sgt. Joyce Kemp with Sûreté du Québec. The other soldier sustained minor injuries, she said. The suspect was in critical condition, Sgt. Kemp said. Because the local St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police were involved in a fatality, another police force, in this case the Sûrété du Québec, has taken over the investigation. Police were reconstructing the scene Monday afternoon, with the brown car still upside down in the ditch. A knife lay next to the car, underneath a bag. Kemp would not confirm reports the driver had previously charged at police with the knife. “At this point, it’s too soon to say,” Kemp said.”The investigation is still in its early stages.” During question period in the House of Commons on Monday, Conservative MP Randy Hoback referenced what he called “unconfirmed reports” of a “possible terror attack,” and asked Prime Minister Harper for an update on the situation. “We are aware of these reports and they are extremely troubling,” Mr. Harper said. “We will make available all the resources of the federal government.” Asked about Mr. Hoback’s assertion, SQ said it could not confirm whether the attack on the soldiers was targeted. Sgt. Kemp could not confirm whether the soldiers were in uniform when they were struck. Mr. Hoback was not immediately available for comment on Monday afternoon. His office referred questions to the Prime Minister’s Office. “I think it’s a mistake to start drawing conclusions on such limited information, especially as to motive,” NDP leader Tom Mulcair said after question period. “So I was a bit surprised by the interplay between the Prime Minister and one of his backbenchers when we’re still waiting for any information from the police. Let the police do their job and then we’ll know whether we’re dealing with the type of situation they’ve described.”