What was initially suspected to be a hit-and-run incident that ended with two people dead has turned into a terrorism investigation in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada. On Monday morning, a 25-year-old unidentified driver crashed into two members of the Canadian Armed Forces (one of the two was in uniform) as they walked around the small town known for its military facilities. The driver then took off, prompting a chase by police and another crash. Following that crash, there was a confrontation that ended with the suspect being shot and killed by an officer.
One of the men injured in the original crash, a 28-year veteran named Patrice Vincent, died from his injuries. The other soldier's injuries were not life-threatening.
After investigating further, Canadian officials have raised the possibility that the crash was no accident, and that the soldiers may have been deliberately attacked. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said in a statement that, "The individual who struck the two CAF members with his car is known to federal authorities, including the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team. Federal authorities have confirmed that there are clear indications that the individual had become radicalized."