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Suspect who killed three men in Montreal area represents 'significant risk' to public safety

A recent ruling by the Mental Health Review Board said a man suspected of randomly shooting three people in the Montreal area this week represented a "significant risk" to public safety. said there is.

Police killed 26-year-old suspect Abdulla Shaikh in his motel room Thursday morning. He is said to have shot three men in about 24 hours.

The State Mental Health Review Board — Commission d'examen des troubles mentaux — said in his March that the suspected psychiatrist said Sheikh was "denied of behavioral disorders, violence, psychopathology and dwarfism." He said he concluded that he was suffering from "deformation".

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The review board agreed, however, that the suspect had shown improvement in the past six months and remained released on the same terms as the psychiatrist.

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He said in an interview Friday that police were aware of his client's mental health problems, and wondered whether the arrests may have involved people who had experienced mental health cases.

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