Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau, the Muslim driver of a car who rammed two Canadian Forces members near Montreal before being shot dead by police was known to counter-terrorism authorities who believed he had become radicalized by Islam.
National Post “This Muslim was known to federal authorities including our Integrated National Security Investigations team in Montreal who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized,” the RCMP said in a statement. The force declined further comment.
The 25-year-old, known as Martin “Ahmad” Rouleau, allegedly hit two members of the Canadian Forces as they were walking in a strip mall just outside St-Jean-sur-Richelieu at about 11:30 a.m.
Early Tuesday, one of two soldiers hit by the car died of his injuries, Quebec provincial police said. The soldier’s name was not released at the request of the family. The second soldier’s injuries were described as less serious, the Canadian Press reported, but police were not able to provide an update on the individual’s condition.
After the soldiers were struck, police chased the man more than four kilometres until his car flipped into a ditch.
The man then exited his car, allegedly holding a knife, and police opened fire, seriously injuring him, said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Joyce Kemp. He was transported to hospital, but police later confirmed he had died.