Coyotes' Max Domi calls for stricter immigration controls in Canada after attack

Coyotes' Max Domi calls for stricter immigration controls in Canada after attack
Posted at 5:42 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-01 20:58:51-04

Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi called for tighter immigration controls in his home country of Canada after a terrorist attack in Edmonton, Alberta this weekend.

On his Twitter page Sunday, the 22-year-old Domi said "this is why we have to be aware of some of the people we let into our country," and he then defended himself from those who took offense to his comment.

Domi is a Winnipeg, Manitoba native and the son of former NHL Toronto Maple Leafs star Tie Domi.

A car and knife attack on a police officer outside a football game and a high-speed chase of a moving van that left four people injured in Edmonton was the work of a single suspected terrorist, a Somalia refugee who was known to police, Canadian authorities said Sunday.

Marlin Degrand, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said officers took a 30-year-old man into custody. Police declined to identify the man because he had not yet been charged, but said pending charges included terrorism and five counts of attempted murder.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said an Islamic State group flag was found in the car that hit the officer, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it a terror attack.

The suspect was known to both Edmonton police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Degrand said he was flagged in 2015 for extremist ideologies and police interviewed him at the time, but he said charges were not warranted after an “exhaustive investigation.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report