Toronto van attack: “Kill me” shouted suspect driver, cop hailed for not shooting him down

The van that kills several – Photo credit: Financial Review

At least 10 people lost their lives and 15 sustained injuries after a man ploughed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Canada’s biggest city Toronto.

With incidents of police brutality and law enforcement misconduct growing at an alarming rate all over the world, a Canadian police officer, who responded to the van attack site, is being hailed for not shooting down the suspect.

At least 10 people lost their lives and 15 sustained injuries after a man ploughed a white rental van into a crowd of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Canada’s biggest city Toronto.

As per media reports, the Toronto police officer, who has not been named by the authorities, is being lauded for showing restraint even when the suspect claimed that he had a gun.

According to a video footage, which appeared on social media, the police officer can be seen asking the suspect to drop to the ground.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.