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Reports: ‘Middle Eastern’ Man Runs Over People on Toronto Sidewalk; Nine Dead

Posted on | April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Reports: ‘Middle Eastern’ Man Runs Over People on Toronto Sidewalk; Nine Dead


Probably not a Lutheran:

Police in Toronto reported multiple injuries and fatalities after a white van struck pedestrians at the busy intersection of Yonge Street and Finch.
The incident occurred in the early afternoon at the intersection which lies close to the Finch subway and bus station, one of the busiest transport hubs in the city of Toronto. One suspect appears to have been arrested.
Newstalk 1010 reports that up to 9 people are dead following the attack.
Witnesses told local TV crews that the driver was travelling at around 45 miles per hour, “crumbling up people” and taking the action “intentionally”. . . .
Toronto police are now reporting multiple fatalities following the incident which has seen a man, described as being “Middle-Eastern” in appearance, arrested a short distance away.

UPDATE: More details:

Nine people are dead and 16 are injured after a white rental van mowed down pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.
Witnesses say the van mounted the curb on Yonge St. near Finch Ave, Toronto, at just before 1.30pm on Monday afternoon.
The acting Toronto police chief confirmed that nine had been killed and that the suspect was in custody after the tragedy. . . .
This person was intentionally doing this, he was killing everybody,’ a witness at the scene, who only gave his name as Ali, said. ‘He kept going, he kept going. People were getting hit, one after another.’ . . .
The rental van fled the scene after striking the pedestrians. Cops were able to stop the driver a few blocks away.
Footage from the scene showed the suspect pointing what appeared to be a gun at police before he was ordered to drop, and was arrested.

UPDATE II: The suspect is being identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian, which would seem to indicate Armenian ancestry.

UPDATE III: “The driver in the van incident was previously known to Toronto authorities, according to a US law enforcement official who was briefed on the matter.”



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