Police say 9 killed, 16 hurt as van slams pedestrians in Toronto

A tarp covers a body on Yonge St. at Finch Ave. after a van plowed into pedestrians on April 23, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. A suspect is in custody after a white van collided with multiple pedestrians. (Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP)

TORONTO, Canada — Nine people were killed and 16 people were hurt when a van plowed into pedestrians in central Toronto on Monday, police said. The driver, who was armed, was in custody, they said, without specifying the motive.

Television images showed the man and a police officer facing off, their guns drawn. The suspect eventually surrendered his weapon and was taken into custody.

Vehicle attacks have been carried out to deadly effect by extremists in a number of capitals and major cities, including London, Paris, New York and Nice, but the motive for Monday’s incident was not yet clear.

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Source: The Times of Israel

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