Skip to comments.Alek Minassian Photos: Full Story of Toronto Van Attack Terrorist
Posted on 04/23/2018 2:55:45 PM PDT by BBell
Alek Minassian, 25, has been identified as the man responsible for the plowing into pedestrians with a white van during a terror attack in Toronto. The attack reportedly killed nine people and injured 16. CBS News first reported Minassians identity.
According to reports, Minassian mounted a curb with a white van, driving into pedestrians at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue in North York before fleeing the scene. While early reports indicated that eight people were injured, that number grew to 16 reportedly injured and nine reportedly dead.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: Our hearts go out to anyone affected. Were obviously going to have more to learn and more to say in the coming hours.
Minassian was arrested a short time after by Toronto police. When he was being apprehended, he reportedly mimed drawing a gun on police.
Minassian is in custody and the van has been located, Toronto Police media representative Gary Long said. A law enforcement official briefed on the situation in Toronto tells CNN the incident is believed to be deliberate.
Seven patients from the incident were received at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The hospital was unable to provide details on the severity of those injuries. Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties. A large presence of Toronto fire, police and EMS personnel are on the scene, Powell said.
The incident happened in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said. Powell said the suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle.
Chelsea Luelo, who works at Capriccio Café, saw the incident and said she thought the driver was hitting people intentionally. It looked like he was going straight, halfway through the sidewalk, Luelo said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: Our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident at Yonge and Finch in Toronto. Thank you to the first responders working at the scene were monitoring the situation closely.
The attack in Toronto comes six months after eight people were killed and almost a dozen were injured after 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented pickup truck down a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in New York City on October 31, 2017.
bring your own rope.
How unfortunate for Ryder. One of their trucks was used in the OKC bombing.
Minassian is a common Armenian (Christian) name. Lot of them around Glendale, CA.
Yet the FIB has plenty-o-time to continue to take down Trump.
How many Very Special Agents are doing Mueller's bidding?
Can’t imagine a life filled with such hatred that your only interest is planning how to kill innocent people. They don’t even have the excuse of killing as revenge for what was done to a loved one.
Just stupid senseless murder again & again. I always imagine the murder victims wonder if someone told them,”I love you,” before they left home.
And I am one of many women who switched parties to vote in this election. And this is a big reason why.
Yet another KNOWN WOLF!
Notice no mention of religion.
Well, I'm afraid that this makes Ryder as guilty in this crime as the NRA was in the Parkdale shooting.
Better get Hog and the Hog girlfriend to get a boycott of Ryder up and running.
Our incredibly stupid and brainwashed leaders says that when we kill our enemies, they win. I wonder if that’s the reason this evil piece of garbage is still alive.
Honestly, muslims are like pitbulls. You never know when one is going to go jihad. We have banned pitbulls in Ontario.....
Well, that fixes everything.
I intend to do a walk out tomorrow to protest. These things need to be banned. *black power salute*
“Give him a fair trial, then hang him.”
Did they determine the ‘motive’ yet?
“Former NYC Police commissioner Bill Bratton told MSNBC that Minassian was previously known to authorities before the attack as a potential terror suspect.”
Really? Once again foreign terrorists are allowed to roam freely. Yeah, we knew about him but....
There was a report that the driver of the van was previously known to police as a possible terror suspect, but it did not specifically say what kind of terrorism.
“Lot of them around Glendale, CA.”
Nobody up here would believe him had he added “prayers”. He’s a shameless fool.
Shouldn’t there be a ban on white vans?
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