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.
He was asking to be shot. They should have obliged him.
NBC’s website is already claiming it was due to mental illness and not terrorism based on reports from anonymous sources.
Funny how we never hear from these ‘anonymous’ sources that quickly when it goes the other way.
How unfortunate for Ryder. One of their trucks was used in the OKC bombing.
The first WTC attack, too, IIRC.
Why is it the liberal democrats blame All firearms when a mass shooting occurs and demands stricter gun control but they dont blame All Muslims when a Muslim terrorist commits mass murder of none Muslims and they continue to want more Muslims to be allowed in to the country? Is that insanity or what? Its suicidal for sure!
Yep, Islam is a mental disorder!
But our enlightened Prime Minister says when we kill our enemies, they win.
I agrees with you. Give him the victory and shoot him. Heck, our stupid leader will cut him a cheque when all is said and done.
Unless the driver had a one night stand with Stormy Daniels, this story is not newsworthy.
Meanwhile, the mentally ill white guy who killed four (Black?) people with an AR-15 at an all night donut shop is getting non-stop coverage on every cable news channel.
When will we learn we just can’t live with those people.
The name is Armenian (like the Kardashians) and almost certainly Christian. And Armenians aren’t very open-minded about converts to Islam.
“Minassian is a common Armenian (Christian) name. Lot of them around Glendale, CA.”
And it used to be, Armenians owned many/most of the trash collection companies throughout SoCal.
An Armenian man was my father’s long time business partner, a real estate broker and builder in OC.
It’s Canada, you’re not allowed to criticize mudslimes(oops)
he’ll be released and apologized to for being unfairly persecuted, he didn’t know, in his country you can drive on the sidewalks.
His attorney will claim that all the victims were jewish and he has a religious right to kill them, so he’s not guilty.
The pm will post his bail and host him at a private dinner.
Another case of a known wolf?
Don’t forget the cheque for $11,000,000.00 for his troubles.
Yes, our investigators found the van on the sidewalk right behind him.
notice the people in the background casually walking away?
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