Woman says neighbour among Toronto van attack victims — NewsAlert
Woman says neighbour among Toronto van attack victims — NewsAlert
Emergency crews at the scene after several pedestrians were struck by a white van at Yonge and Finch. Courtesy Dave Diamond
26 Апреля, 2018, 12:49
Minassian, 25, was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.
Saunders said Minassian, who lives in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill, had not been known to police previously. Alek Minassian, 25, appeared in court wearing a white jumpsuit.
In a disturbing video posted on YouTube, Rodger ranted about women who rejected and ignored him, vowing to "punish you all for it". Rodger was the 22-year-old California man responsible for a deadly rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., that left sixpeople dead and a dozen people wounded. He posted about his progress developing software there until March 2014.
Saunders said he applauded how his officers handled the arrest. Minassian was arrested a short time later. According to official data, one person died and 7 were injured.
"They are secluded right now and they ask everybody to accept their privacy", he said.
"As you can imagine the investigation is extremely detailed, and ongoing", Gibson told reporters Tuesday.
Canada's defense minister confirmed Tuesday that Minassian was a member of the country's armed forces for two months beginning in August 2017.
Facebook has since taken the post down. "But we also have to ensure that we are completely accurate when we do this". "It's far different, for example, than somebody found in their house deceased".
In a news conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the incident was a "senseless attack and a horrific tragedy".
The city will be partnering with with GoFundMe as well as Canada Zakat, a Muslim fundraising organization, to co-ordinate donations, as well as launching the hashtag #TorontoStrongFund.
"I think that goes above and beyond the call of duty". "This kind of tragic incident is not representative of how we live or who we are or anything to do with life in the city on a day-to-day basis", he said.
Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that while all the victimes may not be identified, "we can be sure they were people who were loved".
Anne-Marie D'Amico worked for the U.S. investment company, Invesco, CBC reports.
The South Korean embassy in Canada confirmed to the BBC that two of its citizens were among the dead and another was critically ill.
D'Amico, 30, worked at Invesco, an investment management firm near the attack. Her next of kin have been notified.
Though a small sign of normalcy had returned - with traffic flowing again on the two kilometer stretch of Yonge Street - those gathered at the vigil were at a standstill. Fourteen victims remain in hospital.
She "embodied the definition of altruism", her family said in a statement.
Minassian had an older brother, she said, and the pair would sometimes be seen walking around the neighbourhood. "Our hearts just go out to the victims and their families", one employee said.
Authorities have not yet formally identified any of the victims. But he noted that authorities see no national security element in the attack, which carried hallmarks of previous vehicle-as-weapon assaults in NY and several European cities. A bare-bones version available through the Internet Archive said he attended Seneca College from 2011 to April 2018, graduated from Thornlea secondary school in 2011 and listed software development under professional skills.
He was arrested several blocks away after a tense standoff with police. But look at these poor people, ' " Mr. McCormack said.
"He said, 'Mike, I just did my job". "That's when I saw he was a very angry and scared young guy".
The attack shook the usually peaceful streets of Toronto, a multicultural city with a population of 2.8 million.
"It could have been me, easily", he said.
A memorial was held at Olive Square Park, near the crime scene, last night.
Racha Tfaili, another area resident, said the attack made her nervous - and sad for those who have lost loved ones.
Those students included her son, he said, adding the community is trying to raise money to provide for his future.
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