Suspect in Edmonton attacks charged with attempted murder; terrorism charges expected, police say

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif faces five counts of attempted murder, five counts of dangerous driving and one weapons-related charge. Although police have said that terrorism charges are expected, none have been laid so far.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, is a Somali refugee once investigated for allegedly espousing extremism. He is scheduled for a bail hearing in provincial court on Tuesday morning. (JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

 

By The Canadian Press
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

 

EDMONTON—A suspect has been charged in an attack in which an Edmonton officer was stabbed and four people were injured when they were hit by a rental truck fleeing police.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif faces five counts of attempted murder, five counts of dangerous driving and one weapons-related charge.

Although police have said that terrorism charges are expected, none have been laid so far.

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Sharif, who is 30, is a Somali refugee once investigated for allegedly espousing extremism.

He is scheduled for a bail hearing in provincial court on Tuesday morning.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Police have released video footage showing an officer hit by a car on Saturday in Edmonton. Investigators are treating the attack as a terrorist act. (The Canadian Press)

 

 

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