Canada :Ten dead and 15 injured as pedestrians are hit - Whisper Eye

Canada :Ten dead and 15 injured as pedestrians are hit

Ten people have been killed and 15 injured after a man drove a van into pedestrians in Toronto, police said.

The suspect has been named by police as Alek Minassian, 25.

A man was arrested several streets away following a tense standoff with officers on the street.

Bystander videos appeared to show the driver pointing an object at the officers, who can be heard shouting at him to get down.

According to whisper eye media team in Toronto,the man was then detained without any shots being fired.

Toronto deputy police Chief Peter Yuen asked for witnesses to come forward and said there would be “a long investigation”

. He said separate hotlines had been set up for victims’ families and for witnesses.

Police would not say if they believed the act was deliberate but Canadian public safety minister Ralph Goodale, in a tweet thanking the emergency services, referred to it as a “horrific attack”.

 

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