Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, 10 dead, 15 injured, Suspect Alek Minassian, 25, in custody First Victim Identified

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First of 10 victims of deadly Toronto van attack ID’d as Anne-Marie D’Amico

One of the 10 people killed in Monday’s van attack on a busy Toronto street has been identified as Anne-Marie D’Amico, CBC News has learned.

D’Amico was reportedly an employee at Invesco, a U.S.-based investment management firm. Her next of kin have been notified. Invesco’s Canadian headquarters are on Yonge Street, between Sheppard and Finch Avenues, close to the nearly one-kilometre stretch of Yonge Street where pedestrians were struck with the white rental van. Fifteen other people were injured and hospitalized.—More…

Shoot me in the head’: Terrifying moment Toronto van killer claims to have a gun and begs cops to open fire, just seconds after the 25-year-old tech expert drove for a mile along pavement at 70mph, killing 10 and injuring 15

Dramatic footage has emerged of the Toronto van attack suspect begging police to kill him following the rampage which left 10 dead and 15 hurt.

The video shows the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Alek Minassian, pointing an object at cops while shouting ‘kill me’ before he is bundled to the floor and arrested.—More…


Van driver who killed 10 people when he plowed into them on a Toronto sidewalk is a ‘socially awkward tech expert’

The van driver accused of killing 10 people and injuring 15 when he plowed down pedestrians in Toronto has been described as a socially awkward tech expert.

Alek Minassian, 25, was arrested on Monday about 26 minutes after he allegedly drove a white rental van into a crowd and sent bodies flying.—More…

Toronto police say 10 people have died and 15 are injured after multiple pedestrians were struck by a white van in Toronto Monday afternoon.

“(At) approximately 1:30 this afternoon, Toronto Police received a number of calls from citizens indicating a vehicle was driving on Yonge Street and striking a number of pedestrians between Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue,” Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen told reporters Monday afternoon.—More….

‘Everyone started running and screaming’: Eyewitnesses describe panic as van hits Toronto pedestrians

At least nine people were killed and 16 others were injured after a white van jumped the curb on a busy Toronto street Monday afternoon.

Police say the van drove down the sidewalk southbound on Yonge Street, southwards from Finch Avenue, hitting pedestrians as it went. The extent of the injuries aren’t yet known, but witnesses described a scene of panic.—More…

10 people are dead and 15 are injured after a white rental van mowed down pedestrians in Toronto on Monday.

The white van possibly struck 25 people near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue just before 10:30 p.m., police said. They later clarified it was too early to confirm the number of those injured.—More…

10 dead, 15 injured after pedestrians struck by van in Toronto

Toronto police 10 people have died and 15 are injured after multiple pedestrians were struck by a white van in Toronto Monday afternoon.

Police said the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.—More….

Van plows into crowd in Toronto, 10 dead, driver in custody, cops say

Toronto cops nabbed the suspected driver who plowed into a group of people on a crowded city street Monday afternoon, leaving nine people dead. 16 people have been injured, Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen said.

Police confirmed to Fox News the arrest of the suspect, which came just minutes after news of the incident broke. “The van involved in multiple pedestrians stuck in the Yonge and Finch area of Toronto has been located and the driver arrested,” Toronto police tweeted. The identity of the driver has not been released.—More….


‘He was intentionally doing this, he was killing everybody’: NINE dead and 16 injured after rental van plows into pedestrians including ‘a young girl, a parent with a stroller and elderly victims’ in Toronto

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. —More….

Suspect in custody after van strikes people on Toronto sidewalk

Witness Ali Shaker, who was driving southbound at the time, says the van was travelling at high speed on the sidewalk. The van was also southbound.

“He started going down on the sidewalk and crumbling down people one by one,” Shaker told CTV News Channel on Monday afternoon.—More…


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