After an attack in Edmonton, Regina police and the Saskatchewan RCMP are telling the public there are no known threats made by individuals in the province.
A 30-year-old Somalian refugee has now been charged with five counts of attempted murder in the attack that saw an Edmonton police officer stabbed and four other people hit by a rental truck. The events occurred near Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Regina Police Service and the Saskatchewan RCMP, along with other police services across the country, expressed concern for the Edmonton officer and others who were injured in Saturday’s attack.
Police said they have been in contact with the RCMP National Security Unit and there has been no change in threat assessment at a national level.
Police said that at this time, the events in Edmonton appear to be isolated.
Regina police will continue to communicate with RCMP, as well as the network of police and law enforcement agencies across Canada.
The service said any operational plans for upcoming events in Regina always include information on recent events elsewhere in Canada.
Saskatchewan RCMP are also assuring the public their members are constantly assessing potential threats and working closely with other policing partners.
“We are not aware of any specific threats locally to Saskatchewan and continue to exercise increased vigilance,” RCMP wrote in a news release.
Anyone with information about possible threats to national security is encouraged to report it to the RCMP’s National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805.