We can all be grateful that no one died in the Edmonton terror attacks on Saturday, September 30.

Details are now beginning to emerge about a past police investigation of the lone suspect in the attack, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif.

The police duly conducted the 2015 investigation after receiving a tip from the public that he espoused radical views. One officer said he expressed genocidal beliefs and Sharif's co-workers stated that he also expressed hateful views about Shia Muslims.

After the investigation, police saw no evidence that the suspect was recruiting others to his cause -- no signs of any other communication — and decided that he was no threat to the public.

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