Canadian police are still investigating the murder of two soldiers, which was committed on October 20 near the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 42 kilometers from Montreal. 25-year-old Martin Rouleau Couture run over two Canadian soldiers. The attack took place in front of the police, who immediately set off in pursuit of the killer who tried to hide. Approximately four kilometers from the parking, Rouleau's car fell into a ditch and flipped over. Rouleau jumped out of it, and then the police opened fire.
Near the broken car there was found a large carving knife. Badly wounded Rouleau was taken to the hospital where he died a few hours later.
The Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner Bob Paulson said that Martin Rouleau was under the supervision of the country's security forces on suspicion of being in contact with Islamist militants. Even his passport was confiscated. According to police, Rouleau was one of 90 people suspected of terrorism, who either returned from the countries of armed conflicts, or were going to go there. Intelligence agencies have tracked the movement of the group members, which included Rouleau, as they suspected, that they could go abroad to take part in the hostilities on the side of the extremists.
"The individual who struck the two [Canadian armed forces] members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team," said a statement from the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office.
The representative of the Quebec Police Guy Lapointe said that the actions of the suspected man were of deliberate nature. Rouleau was sitting in the car for two hours waiting for the soldiers who came out of the building of the military control. One of them was in uniform.
The nature of this crime recalled the murder of a British soldier Lee Rigby, committed by two Islamist in London in May 2013. They run over Rigby and then tortured him with carving knives. The killers tried to cut off the victim's head, but they did not succeed. The Islamists videotaped their actions. Later it turned out that both of them have been repeatedly detained by authorities on suspicion of being in contact with the terrorist organizations, and one of them was not allowed to go to Africa for this reason.