Accused Edmonton Terrorist to Have Psychiatric Assessment

Mental illness defense, here we come!

A man facing several counts of attempted murder after a police officer was hit with a car and stabbed by an assailant is to face two psychiatric assessments.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was charged after a speeding car rammed through a barrier at a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton on Sept. 30 and sent an officer flying five metres through the air.

The driver got out, pulled out a large knife and began stabbing Const. Mike Chernyk.

Four pedestrians were hit and injured hours later when the driver of a cube van with police cars in pursuit sped down Jasper Avenue, one of Edmonton’s main streets.

A judge has agreed with Sharif’s lawyer that initial evidence suggests Sharif’s mental health needs to be assessed.

Sharif is next to appear in court on Dec. 13.

  • Mark

    Mental illness and then the liberal payout of 2-5 million for his pain and suffering for being scapegoated and profiled.

  • WalterBannon

    he should be appointed to the Trudeau cabinet as minister of traffic safety

  • Canadian Born

    Now if was a white person would they say the same thing? Highly unlikely. We also know there would be no damn payment either. How many Muslim payments have been made so far, would that be about $100 million dollars?

  • A Hamilton Guy

    The judge needs his own mental health assessed.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Anyone who thinks a criminal thief, rapist, slaver, child molester, and mass murderer, is a prophet and divine has a screw or six loose to start. Now whether that translates into mental illness or sincerely held belief, is one for the criminal psychiatrist.

  • caliroxanne

    Abdulahi needs a religious assessment, not a psychological assessment and the judge seems more intellectually suited for a job as janitor at the local mosque.