Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi called for stricter immigration controls following a violent attack in Edmonton, Alberta.
Domi tweeted Sunday night about a Somali refugee who is facing a number of charges, including five counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving and participation in a terrorist activity.
“Really hope everyone in Edmonton is ok. We’re behind you. This is why we have to be aware of some of the people we let into our country,” said Domi, who added an emoji of a Canadian flag. Domi, the son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up in the Toronto area.
The attacks occurred Saturday night near Commonwealth Stadium during a game between the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Outside the stadium, police officer Mike Chernyk, with his marked, flashing cruiser was handling crowd control and security when a speeding white Chevy Malibu rammed through a barrier and hit his car, sending him flying 15 feet. The driver got out, pulled out a large knife and began stabbing Chernyk, police said. The officer fought back, forcing the suspect to flee on foot.
Police set up checkpoints and began stopping cars, leading to a second encounter hours later with the driver, now driving a U-Haul cube van. When the truck pulled over for the checkpoint, the driver produced identification linking him to the registered owner of the Malibu.
He became suspicious when…