At approximately 0030 local time (0430 UTC) on 1 November 2020, a 24-year-old man armed with a sword stabbed multiple people near the Chateau Frontenac in the Old Quebec area of Quebec City. The assailant, who was dressed in a medieval outfit on Halloween night, was taken into custody in the nearby Bassin Louise marina shortly after the stabbing. At least two people were killed and five others were wounded in the attack. Police officials believe the attacker selected his victims at random and has no association with any terrorist groups. An investigation to determine the definitive motive of the perpetrator remains underway.