Ten dead, 15 injured in north Toronto van ramming attack

Ten people are dead and 15 others are injured after a van driver plowed into a number of pedestrians Monday in the Yonge Street and Finch Avenue area of North York in Toronto April 24, 2018.

Police said the driver at times drove in both north and southbound lanes along a nearly kilometre-long strip over the course of the attack. The suspect was arrested 26 minutes after police received the 911 call, police Chief Mark Saunders said.

Alek Minassian, 25-years old from Richmond Hill, Ontario is now in custody.   His LinkedIn profile identifies him as a student at Seneca College.

Government officials briefed on the investigation so far say the suspect is not associated with any organized terrorist group and he does not represent a larger threat to national security.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed condolences as he was heading into question period in Ottawa. He said he was just learning of the incident. “Our hearts go out to everyone affected.


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