9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, sources say suspect is Alek Minassian

23 Apr 2018 | Canada
9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, sources say suspect is Alek Minassian

Police in Toronto say they have arrested a male suspect after a white van mounted a curb in the city’s north end, killing nine people and injuring 16 others.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Yuen told reporters Monday afternoon that police received multiple calls around 1:30 p.m. about a vehicle “driving on Yonge Street, striking a number of pedestrians between Finch Avenue and Sheppard Avenue.”

Yuen said one suspect was in custody, the van had been located and all available resources had been mobilized to investigate the situation. Mercedes Stephenson that the suspect is Alek Minassian.