Edmonton terror suspect Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was known for extremist views
Edmonton police say Abdulahi Hasan Sharif is responsible for terrorist act in Edmonton.
The suspect accused of going on a rampage with two vehicles Saturday night has been arrested to face several charges, including terror charges, attempted murder and dangerous driving.
Sources confirmed the identity of the man as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. RCMP K-Division’s assistant commissioner Marlin Degrand said the man is a Somali national. The public safety minister’s office has said he is a refugee.
Somali refugee Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, suspect in Edmonton terror attack, investigated by the RCMP in 2015 for extremism. No action taken.
— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) October 2, 2017
In 2015 Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was being investigated for extremist views, but was released by the RCMP.
A disturbing video has been released of the suspect striking the Edmonton police officer with his car and got out and stabbed the officer.
Also four injured pedestrians suffered injuries ranging from broken limbs to brain bleeds. Two remain in hospital, the most serious with a fractured skull, and two have been released.
The police officer has been identified as Const. Michael Chernyk, who has been with the service for 11 years.
If Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was known to the RCMP, could there be other Islamic terrorists on the loose ?
How many other Islamic terrorists have been interviewed by the RCMP and let go like this Somali refugee was in Edmonton? #TimeBomb
— Dean Skoreyko (@bcbluecon) October 2, 2017