9 dead, 16 injured in Toronto attack by Alek Minassian

Update – Suspect may be Alek Minassian (Armenian surname?)

Latest – Suspect in custody, no motive.

Possible suspect…

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.

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

Van from incident

h/t Linda

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