The Tundra Tabloids offers its condolences to the family members of the deceased soldier.
NOTE: This is a follow up to the breaking story in the morning about the two Canadian soldiers being run over by a convert to Islam.
Canadian Soldier Dies Following Car Attack
One of two Canadian soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal has died and authorities are examining whether the driver’s links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.
Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Genevieve Bruno confirmed Tuesday one of the two soldiers died from his injuries. The other soldier’s injuries were less serious.
The soldier’s name was not released at the request of the family.
The suspect, Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, was shot by police following a car chase and later died.
An official familiar with the case confirmed the suspect’s name and that he had fallen under the influence of radical Islam. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman David Falls said Monday the suspect “was known to Federal authorities” and “authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized.”
Police declined to provide further details, citing the ongoing investigation.