Toronto van incident in which 10 pedestrians died appeared deliberate, say police | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Toronto van incident in which 10 pedestrians died appeared deliberate, say police

Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a van sped on to a sidewalk in Toronto, ploughing through throngs of pedestrians and leaving a trail of devastation that stretched several city blocks.

The incident occurred around lunchtime on one of the Canadian city’s first warm days of the year. Emergency services received several frantic calls about a vehicle that appeared to be striking pedestrians along Yonge Street, one of the city’s main arteries.

The incident appeared to be deliberate, Mark Saunders, Toronto’s police chief told reporters. The vehicle weaved onto the sidewalk and into oncoming traffic for about three kilometres, he said.

Alek Minassian, a 25-year-old man from the nearby town of Richmond Hill, was arrested after a brief confrontation with police. A LinkedIn profile suggested he was studying computer software at a college in Toronto.

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