Attempted murder in Quebec: they pretend to be the victims before being arrested

Attempted murder in Quebec City: they impersonate the victims before be stopped

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Three individuals have been arrested by authorities in a story of attempted murder in Quebec City after first trying to impersonate the victims.

The assault occurred around midnight on September 14, in the Jean-Paul-L’Allier garden. Several witnesses had then contacted 911 indicating that a 33-year-old woman had been attacked with a knife.

Arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, police officers quickly located the victim and other injured individuals on the spot. 

“The latter would have mentioned to the police that a suspect was on the loose and that they had been assaulted by him,” said spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), David Poitras.

Fearing that an armed suspect would randomly attack people because of statements received, a police deployment headed for the Saint-Roch district. However, no suspects had been located at that time. 

“However, the investigation quickly demonstrated that the injured individuals who provided a statement to the police were in fact the suspects of the attempted murder,” confirms Mr. Poitras. 

Two men, aged 20 and 22, and a 22-year-old woman, were finally arrested on Tuesday morning for attempted murder, obstruction and mischief audience. Taken back to the police station, they could appear at the Quebec courthouse during the day.