“Everything leads us to believe that his motives were personal in nature. Up until now he has not been linked to any terrorist organization,” Robert Pigeon, Quebec City’s chief of police, said during a press conference Sunday morning. He added that the investigation into the motive is continuing.
Pigeon said police officers and residents remain shaken and saddened after the bizarre events that took place in Quebec City’s old quarter close to Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel, a city landmark.
The suspect is expected to appear in court via video conference later Sunday.
Police alleged the suspect’s actions were premeditated and that mental illness may have played a role in the murder rampage.