Update – Suspect may be Alek Minassian (Armenian surname?)
Latest – Suspect in custody, no motive.
Suspect appears to be saying “I’ve got a gun in my pocket” (Twice) followed by “Shoot me in the head” in unaccented English as far as I can tell.
Better audio of the suspect confronting police.
After multiple pedestrians plowed down on Toronto sidewalk, driver gets out holding what appears to be a gun. Police arrest him. No shots fired. pic.twitter.com/xWHeylS1d8
— Michel Boyer (@BoyerMichel) April 23, 2018
— CLARK HUA ZHANG (@FTV_Huazhang) April 23, 2018
The white van struck eight to 10 people near Yonge Yonge Street and Finch Avenue just before 1:30 p.m., police said. The van then fled the scene, CBC reported.
Multiple pedestrians struck by van in Toronto
Numerous pedestrians have been struck by a white van on Yonge St. near Finch Ave., Toronto Police say.
Police say “multiple” pedestrians were hit just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, though they initially reported 8-10.
A Global News journalist, Jeremy Cohn, at the scene described it as “bodies all over Yonge St.,” adding “some have been pronounced dead on scene.”
Witness: Van struck ‘every single thing’ on Toronto sidewalk
White rental van strikes at least eight pedestrians in Toronto and flees the scene leaving multiple casualties
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 23, 2018