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.
Give him a fair trial, then hang him.
The Zapruder film is better quality.
Common name in Iran.
If he is Muslim, its a case of drive-by jihad.
Expect liberals to dismiss/ignore it.
After all, it will be held to have nothing to do with Islam.
Can’t help but believe had the perp pointed anything (from a pencil to a soda straw) at U.S, police he would have been blown away forthwith by a fusillade.
Nothing about the background of the assassin. Does not seem to be a complete story to me.
“The Zapruder film is better quality”
You made me LOL.
The political cowards refuse to call it “Terrorism” because it implicates Islam.
And, they fear that any implication of Islam might interfere with their own war on Christianity, Judaism, and God in the public square.
Moslems acting up again.
These people have no business being in Western Countries.
The Barbary Pirates should have taught Europe and the U.S. this lesson over 200 years ago.
I simply don't want these people in European and Western nations. And shouldn't do business with them or give them aid either.
Just let them stew in their own feces.
Terrorists use the tools at hand.
ANNNNNNNNNND..... known to the FBI, perhaps?
Why make the trial fair? He did not give his victims fairness
I am glad the ‘race baiting’ MSM ID’d the vehicle as a WHITE van.
I would assume once the vehicle was located, the color of it is not a factor.
So this is definitely an attempt of the MSM to vilify WHITEs.
Naturally mostly ‘tongue in cheek’ BUT I am just borrowing a page out of the LIB handbook of being all atwitter—for the wrong reason— when the opportunity arises...
Who had arrested him a number of times but let him go just 'cuz.
The cop in your video should be commended for not shooting the perp who was trying to”suicide by cop”. The POS is more valuable alive than dead. Get him to name names.
I thought that as well. The ...ian, and first name Alek don’t square with Arab, Iran, or the ‘stans. Maybe Chechnean
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